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Florianna's Villa

Plaka, Nr Almyrida

Sleeps: 4 + 1
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2

£995 - £1775per week

Features:

Air-con
BBQ
Car Not Essential
Private Pool
Sea Views
Internet

Details

General Description

This very popular, well equipped villa offers a traditionally styled property which has been completely re-furbished over the closed season 2018/19. It retains its Cretan heart but visitors will now find a light, more comfortable and modern interior. There are furnished balconies and terraces with sea views, perfect for relaxing, around the villa. The villa has a private pool, garden and BBQ and sleeps up to 4 adults in bedrooms. A new sofa bed in the lounge area can accommodate a 5th person. Whilst we recommend car hire for all of our villas to enable you to explore and get the most out of your holiday to this lovely area of Crete, car hire is not essential at this villa as it is located close to the centre of the village of Plaka, within an easy stroll of the village’s tavernas, bars and mini market and only 15 minutes walk to the beach at Almyrida.

Ground Floor

An open plan kitchen/diner and lounge area is located on the ground floor. The kitchen/diner is fully equipped with plenty of cupboard and worktop space (and see the features tab for a list of the kitchen amenities at the villa) . There is a table and seating for 4 people. The beautifully furnished lounge area includes a sofa bed which will accommodate one person as well as occasional furniture, a feature stone fireplace and a smart TV. There is also a fully tiled shower room/ wet room on this floor with shower, wc and wash basin (and washing machine).

First Floor

Both of the lovely air-conditioned bedrooms, one double and one twin, are on the first floor where the main shower room, with a modern walk in shower with hydro massage system, is also situated. Both bedrooms have ceiling fans for those who prefer to keep cool without air conditioning and both have doors fitted with mosquito nets which open up to an extensive balcony. This balcony has glass panel inserts so that you can enjoy views of the sea whilst you lie in bed.  For that further bit of indulgent luxury, both rooms have a smart TV installed.

External Areas

There are balconies and terraces with sea views around the villa. A large, private landscaped garden with swimming pool, BBQ and a large dining table accompanied by comfy rattan dining chairs completes the amenities on offer.

The property is centrally heated making it a good choice for early or late season stays when the evenings may turn chilly and heating may be required.

Internet Access

The wifi internet access is provided by satellite with unlimited upload and download limits.

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 EscapesFlorianna's Villa is for holiday rentals by the Greek Tourist Authorities (EOT). Licence number is 10 42 K 10 00 00483 0 0. 

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Amenities

General

Villa size

90m2

Plot size

800m2

Gated Plot

No

Parking

Yes

Air conditioning

Yes (throughout)

Mosquito screens

Yes (bedroom balcony doors only)

Ceiling fans

Yes (bedrooms)

Safety deposit box

Yes

Hairdryer

Yes 

Complimentary toiletries

No

Wifi internet access

Yes

Phone for emergency use and incoming calls

No

Cot

Yes (request at time of booking - FOC)

High Chair

Yes (request at time of booking - FOC)

Sofa Bed

Yes (request at time of booking - see prices tab)

Z bed

No

Bed/bath linen/towels

Yes (except cot linen)

Cot linen

No

Beach/pool towels

Yes

Central heating

Yes

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 1 - first floor)

Double / King rooms

Yes (x 1 - first floor)

En-suites

No

Bath/shower rooms

Yes (x 2 - 1 x shower/wet room on ground floor and 1 x shower room with hydro massage system on first floor)

Cloakrooms

No

Living Areas & Kitchen Equipment

Full cooker/oven/grill

Yes

Hob

Yes

Microwave

Yes

Dishwasher

No

Fridge/freezer

Yes

Larder fridge

No

Kettle

Yes

Coffee maker

Yes

Toaster

Yes

Electric juicer

Yes

Electric blender

No

Washing machine

Yes

Tumble dryer

No

Iron & ironing board

Yes

TV

Yes (SMART TV and 2 x 32 inch LED/SMART in both bedrooms)

DVD player

No

CD player

Yes

Media system

No

ipod docking station

Yes

External

Private Pool

Yes (21m2 - 6m x 3.5m. Depth - 1.7m. Pool shower. Access via aluminium steps)

Sun loungers

Yes

Sun umbrellas

Yes

Garden chairs

Yes

Garden tables

Yes

Outdoor preparation area with sink

No

BBQ

Yes (stone built charcoal type)

Pizza oven

No

Gardens

Yes (with lawned area)

 

                                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Map

 

Local Info

Chania airport - 45 mins drive. Heraklion airport - 1 hr 50 mins drive.

Nearest Beaches Almyrida­ - 25 mins walk / 6 min drive or Kalives - 15 min drive.

Nearest Tavernas and Shops ­- Plaka - 8 mins walk / 3 min drive, Almyrida - 25 mins walk / 6 min drive or Kalives - 15 min drive.

NB; all times are approximate and based on average driving and walking speeds. Some walking and/or driving may be on unlit and unmade track roads. Please refer to the map tab to view satellite images of the area.

Prices

Deposit

10% of total rent

Pricing Notes

Prices quoted are in gbp sterling, per week, for up to 4 people occupying the villa and are not per person. The villa can sleep up to 5 with a 5th person using the sofa bed which is charged at the rate of £15 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, all linen/towels including  beach/pool towels, and maid service with 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

  • Sofa bed: £15.00 per night
  • Cot: £0.00 per booking
  • High Chair: £0.00 per booking

Low Occupancy Discounts

A low occupancy discount for a single couple (use of 1 bedroom), of 10%,  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 LOYALTY2.5 when asked to do so during the online booking process or let us know when you contact us. Your reduction of 2.5% 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 to our sterling account or by debit or credit card (Mastercard or Visa) only.

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.

Floor Plans

Floor Plans

Reviews

Thanks for the third booking we've had with you...all great!  Please pass on to the villa owners (and Maria - for her wonderful and delicious food gifts) that we had a brilliant stay at the villa, it was all perfect (very comfortable double bed) and we may very well book again in the future. Thanks - August 2021.

We had a wonderful holiday at Florianna's Villa which was just perfect. A superb house with really nice touches in terms of comfort and appearance. Great gardens and pool area, well fitted out internally and importantly with comfortable beds. Thanks to Crete Escapes for their help with the booking, the same to Niki and her husband for really helpful site management (they are so efficient) and finally to Marie for the pastries, cake, fruit and wine which were delicious. This was our 9th year holidaying in the area and we have already booked the villa for next year. Roll on next September! - September 2020

Hi, just to let you know that we have just returned from a fantastic holiday. The villa was amazing and we loved being so close to the restaurants in Plaka. Also, just in case any other guests are worried about the health side of things, we found that everyone wore face coverings in restaurants and shops, but more specifically we did have to use the emergency doctor listed in the villa. It was for a non-covid emergency where I needed to get urgent antibiotics on a Saturday night. The doctor listed arrived at the villa within an hour and luckily had one of the right antibiotic tablets in his bag, and gave me a prescription for the rest of the course, and details of how to access the out of hours pharmacies in the area on Sunday morning. It cost 90 euros but he gave me a receipt in case I could claim it back  - more than fair for such a great service. We would highly recommend everything about the villa and the area. Thanks again - August 2020.

Just to let you know that we have just returned from a fantastic holiday. The villa was amazing and we loved being so close to the restaurants in Plaka.

Also, just in case any other guests are worried about the health side of things, we found that everyone wore face coverings in restaurants and shops, but more specifically we did have to use the emergency doctor listed in the villa. It was for a non-covid emergency where I needed to get urgent antibiotics on a Saturday night. The doctor listed arrived at the villa within an hour and luckily had one of the right antibiotic tablets in his bag, and gave me a prescription for the rest of the course, and details of how to access the out of hours pharmacies in the area on Sunday morning.

(It cost 90 euros but he gave me a receipt in case I could claim it back  - more than fair for such a great service)

We would highly recommend everything about the villa and the area.

Thanks again

We’ve just returned from our stay at Florianna's Villa, Plaka, Crete and it’s been as fabulous as ever so once again, many, many thanks. We've had a superb break and stay at the villa. We've been many times and we just can't fault it - we love it ! - September 2019.

We would like to send you a big thank you. Florianna's villa is just excellent and very comfortable; it has been updated with care with almost every detail of everyday living taken into consideration. We had an excellent time. We found tavernas from 5 years ago still going strong and new ones besides in other places apart from Plaka. Maria's goodies were welcome and wonderfully tasty which made us feel good to be there. Please pass on our good wishes - September 2019

This was our first private villa holiday and we couldn't have wished for a nicer place to stay. We will definitely come back in a couple of years. We ventured to Georgioupolis and Chania which are to be recommended for a good day out. We had lots of good meals at the tavernas in Plaka Square. Harokoupos was our favourite with Elpis coming a close second. Thanks to Maria for the delicious pastries - August 2019

Really enjoyed our stay in this villa. Everything we needed was her and the welcome pack was great. We also enkoyed the lovely cakes midweek. The pool was lovely and clean. The local tavernas were all good and welcoming. We will be back - June 2019

The villa is pretty much perfect; lovely rooms and bathroom is spot on. Coming back to the villa from 22 - 30 degree heat all week to a cool pool and shady lounging area was the best possible combination. We focussed on the beaches all good with different and excellent characteristics - Almyrida (of course), Kalives, Georgioupolis which was a lovely drive over the mountains and rethymnon. A visit to Chania harbour and the old town was wonderful - a must ! We will be back - June 2019.

We had a lovely stay at Villa Florianna. Having stayed before we were both delighted to see the very recent refurbishments - the walk in shower being one of the highlights. The combination of the peace here and the bustle of the tavernas along the bay in the evenings is just perfect. We will certainly be back. Sadly we missed out on the mid week hamper of Maria's cakes and Greek pie but nevertheless we had a fabulous time - May 2019

This villa has been perfect for us. Comfortable, light and airy with a contemporary feel, refurbished to a high standard. We have loved the outside space and well tended gardens full of flowers. Its position with lovely views and easy access both to the restaurants and the countryside walks has been great for us. A drive through the mountains to the south coast is a must! The midweek goodies basket was a lovely surprise. Using this villa in Crete has been a thoroughly enjoyable escape from urban living in England. Thank you very much - May 2019

We've been to Florianna's Villa on many occasions and have always had a fantastic stay. It's beautiful, serene and full of character. Maria's hospitality is second to none and she has always made us more than welcome with her gifts of cakes. The local area with its views, villages and restaurants is fantastic.  We last stayed in October 2018 and knew there were going to be changes to the villa over the winter. We couldn't wait to get back to see what had been done. I can only say everything is superb and has only enhanced this gorgeous villa. All the changes are top class. Thank you and see you again in October -  May 2019. 

We had a fantastic time in Crete and the villa was excellent - August 2018. 

We just wanted to email you to thank you for such a fantastic holiday.  Everything was exactly as stated on the website and you have been incredibly helpful and responsive during the booking process.  We would have no hesitation in booking with you again or recommending you to friends and family - August 2018.

We've had a lovely 2 weeks in this charming villa. Weather has been very hot and sunny. We've loved Maria's pastries and fruit when she has visited to water the garden. Spent most nights eating at The Elpis Taverna. They are wonderful hosts and Nikos is a wonderful chef. We've been visiting Plaka every year since 2001 and Florianna's Villa is one of the best we'v