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Secluded comfort in a peaceful Crete village close to beach


Villa • Aspro Greece

    4 Guests  
    2 Bedrooms  
    3 Beds  
    1.5 Bathrooms  
    2 Car spaces 
  Secondary home

Exchange types accepted

  Simultaneous  
  Non-Simultaneous  

Statistics

Listed  December 2019
Views  3062

General overview

Villa Calista, nestled among a secluded olive grove in the foothills of the Lefke Ori (White Mountains) of north western Crete, is a privately owned, comfortably furnished, 2 bedroom/2 bathroom villa, with private pool and fenced orchard and gardens. Secluded and peaceful, yet not remote, the Villa is surrounded by olive groves, with superb views of the mountains and the crystal blue Cretan Sea. Just 2 minutes from the resort beaches of Almyrida and 25 minutes from the beautiful city of Chania, Villa Calista is located in the tiny historic hamlet of Aspro, in the region of western Crete called the Apokoronos. Just 25 km from the beautiful city of Chania and 2km from the popular beach and lively tourist village of Almyrida, Villa Calista is perfect for a quiet retreat amidst the stunning natural beauty of western Crete. The Villa is a perfect base to explore Crete - gorgeous beaches, hiking trails, traditional villages, lively cities, museums and archaeological sites, and so much more!

The space

Villa Calista is a comfortably furnished, detached 2-story, 2 bedroom villa with a pool, lovely terraced gardens and orchard, located in the tiny historical hamlet of Aspro. The Villa is surrounded by olive groves, with views of the mountains and the crystal blue Cretan Sea. Villa Calista has 2 bedrooms and sleeps 4 maximum. The master bedroom has a comfortable double bed, wardrobe, mirror, nightstands, bureau, and lighting. It is fully air conditioned and has central heating for winter season, along with a wood stove. Full double doors from each bedroom lead to a beautiful balcony overlooking the pool and orchard and beyond to the Cretan Sea and mountains. The main bathroom is on the second floors, adjacent to the bedrooms. It has a large bath and shower, with sink and toilet. The washing machine is also conveniently located here. The main floor of the Villa has a half bath (powder room) with sink and toilet. Our kitchen is fully equipped and there is a full dining set for 4 people both inside and outside the Villa.

Guest access

Villa Calista is a 2-floor property, with stairs leading the the bedrooms and master bath. It is not ideal for those with mobility challenges. We do not have furniture or equipment for babies or very young children.

Notes

We chose this property for our retirement home, as it has everything we were looking for - quiet privacy, comfort, and close to the amenities in the towns and villages. Villa Calista is a non-smoking property both inside AND out. This is strictly enforced. Violation of this rule will mean immediate termination of any stay agreement. Villa Calista is ONLY available for exchanges from November to May. The rest of the year, in high season it is a rental property from June to October. As a rental property, Villa Calista currently enjoys 40 out of 40 5-star reviews from our guests. :)

Features


Washer
Washer
Dishwasher
Dishwasher
Oven
Oven
Microwave
Microwave
Fridge
Fridge
Iron
Iron
Hair dryer
Hair dryer
Heating
Heating
Air conditioning
Air conditioning
TV
TV
WiFi
WiFi
First aid kit
First aid kit
Smoke alarms
Smoke alarms
Fire extinguisher
Fire extinguisher
Bed sheets
Bed sheets
Towels
Towels
Fireplace
Fireplace
BBQ
BBQ
Pool
Pool
Balcony
Balcony
Garden / yard
Garden / yard
Deck / patio / courtyard / terrace
Deck / patio / courtyard / terrace
Covered porch / verandah
Covered porch / verandah

Travel Styles

    Long term
    Adventure
    Romantic
    Sport and leisure
    Foodie
    Relaxing
    Eco
    Village
    Mountains
    Beach
    Water
    Culture
    Hiking
    Cycling

House rules

    Unsuitable for infants under 2
    Unsuitable for children ages 2-12
    Pets not allowed
    No smoking

Allergens

    Cat free
    Carpet free
    Smoke free
    Low allergen

Dates of Availability

Click on availability periods to see exchange types and descriptions.


Neighbourhood

We love the peaceful setting of the sleepy old village of Aspro, but we also love the lively villages and towns of Almyrida and Kalyves close by. Aspro itself has no commercial establishments, but everything you need is in Almyrida or Kalyves, including tavernas, cafes, bakeries, boutiques, pharmacies and banks. When we need a taste of nightlife or shopping, the city of Chania is less than a half hour away. This is not a property for loud partying - we like our neighbours and respect their privacy and right to quiet enjoyment! Our villa is perfect for those seeking a private home to stay while exploring the wonders of Crete. It's great for gentle hiking, cycling and exploring. Surrounded by lush olive orchards, you can enjoy the peacefulness of the Cretan countryside, where the tinkle of goat bells, bird song, or distant church chimes are the only sounds. Enjoy our gorgeous views of the Cretan Sea or the mountains from the terrace and balcony. Wander through our orchard garden, snooze in the hammock among the wildflowers, or plan your excursions from the comfort of our outdoor terrace. A Blue Flag beach is only 2 minutes away, with many others within a short drive. Shopping, dining, banking, nightlife are all to be had close by. From the villa, you can visit fascinating archaeological ruins, enjoy your pick of great tavernas and cafes, explore charming historic villages, or access some of the most famous beaches in Europe. Winery tours, cooking classes, sailing, biking, hiking, caving - are all options to consider when staying here. Then again, it's hard to resist lounging by our private pool!

Getting to my home

Villa Calista is 30 minutes drive from Chania airport (CHQ) or 2 hours from Heraklion airport (HER) The ferry port of Souda is about 20 minutes away - ferries arrive daily from Pireaus the main port of Athens. A car is required and we do not provide one for exchange.

Nearest airport

Villa Calista is 30 minutes drive from Chania airport (CHQ) or 2 hours from Heraklion airport (HER)

Getting around

A car is essential for this property and we are happy to recommend the local rental companies we use ourselves. An International drivers licence is required. There are local taxis based in Almyrida and regular bus services to Almyrida and/or Kalyves. There are many tour operators offering great excursions in season. Our area of Crete is served by the local airport of Chania (CHQ) about 25 minutes from the Villa and by Heraklion airport (HER) about 2 hours drive. Chania and Heraklion have major ferry ports as well.

Map of Approximate Location


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