This was a really great experience from the minute we inquired about this Villa. Jorg was extremely helpful when booking, the arrival pack is very thorough and comprehensive and any queries we had dealt with very quickly. When we arrived the villa was spotless and the welcome pack very much appreciated.
The villa is very well appointed. It has a well equipped kitchen - it even has sharp knives which us a rarity for a rental villa. The well equipped Gym even got used more than once!
The garden is exceptional and the photographs do not do it justice. It is full of mature and semi-mature trees (some of them fruit trees) shrubs, flowers and herbs. It is large and built on a number of levels with plenty of seating in various parts of the garden. You can have full sun or full shade or anything in-between, which ever you prefer. The saltwater pool (a first for us is great) and we are told it is rare in the area as it gets full sun all day. Again there is plenty of shade by the pool if you want it too. The garden is wonderfully lit at night so if you want to have a nigh time game of boules you can. Its completely private and very quiet, except for the tinkle of the 'sheep bells'.
We had some exceptional sunsets from the terrace.
Check out Meteritzi Taverna in Kefalas and To Pigadi if you get as far as Rathymnon. We thought both very good but not everyone's taste is the same.
We could hardly believe our eyes when we arrived late at night at Villa Lefka Ori - it was so much bigger than we had expected, and the following morning when we saw the garden and the pool, we knew this was the best decision ever. Lantana, hibiscus and bougainvillea give a riot of colour, loved by the swallowtail butterflies.The owners here have thought of everything - blow up toys for the pool, more than enough sun loungers and sun umbrellas, mosquito screens on the windows, a great system with the aircon that only allows you to switch it on if your windows are closed. Beaches a bit touristy but friendly, Almyrida good for kayaks and iced coffee. Best to eat 'mountain food' rather than 'beach food', we found- cheaper and way better in every way. We loved Parasia in Vamos. For a relaxing week, this place had everything we wished for.
Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2017 Date of Stay: Aug 2017 Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
What a stay ! Villa Lefka Ori is just awesome. And it’s not only the villa itself – it’s also the great surroundings, and the way it is all so well organized. Jorg – the owner of the Villa – has put a lot of effort into making this place almost a paradise.
When we arrived there was nobody there, but it was very easy to find the lockers and retrieve the keys. And quite soon we had a visit of a person who showed us around and explained all we needed to know.
The villa itself is bigger than it might appear from the photos. On the upper foor, large kitchen, nicely arranged and with plenty of necessary stuff. In a separate small room, a large freezer and a fridge. Kitchen open to a large living room. There are two bedrooms – one with en-suite bathroom, the other with a separate bathroom. Both bedrooms equipped with efficient and quiet AC units. From the living room, a door leads to a large terrace with a comfortable table and a great view. There you can enjoy the breeze coming from the mountains.
On the lower floor, similar arrangement, only everything is much smaller. We were 2 families with 4 kids, and the kids stayed downstairs. There is also a well equipped gym, and a large terrace on the top of the house.
The swimming pool – just great. It is cleaned regularly, and you won’t even notice when it is being done. And the grill area close to the pool ! We spent all evenings there, even if we dined out. And even though the villa location is quite rural and isolated (you only hear the cicades and sheep wandering around), there are a lot of nice places to dine out in the nearby villages (visit to Gavalochori is a must !). There are several mini-markets around, all easily reached with the help of the Fiat Panda, which is provided for the guests to use. If you want a bigger supermarket – drive approx. 15 km to SYNKA in Kalyves.
The wi-fi in the villa was working well and fast during our stay. The taxi which drove us in and then out, was a great convenience. We can recommed Villa Lefka Ori to anyone wishing to have a great holidays with no worries. Thanks, Jorg !
This was a beautiful villa that was both peaceful and convenient to all of the activities we did. Sandra met us when we first arrived and showed us all the nearby places that we might need. There were transfers for both our arrival and departure as well as a great car for our use. The villa itself was wonderful with a pool and outside gardens and balconies to sit ad enjoy the sunrise and sunset. There was air conditioning in the bedrooms which made everything very comfortable. The kitchen had plenty of amenities and dining and living rooms were great. All in all we would highly recommend this rental.
Booking and communication prior to our holiday was very efficient. Information package received the week before contained all helpful info. Transfer from airport makes finding the location easy, but with the very good directions from Jorg we would have found it ourselves - no problem!
The house, its facilities and the garden (Park) is no less than shown in the pictures - it is just excellent.
Allthough secluded the location is not far from more small towns. You reach Chania and Rethymno in less than 3/4 hour.
We'll certainly return.