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“Lovely well equipped villa in rustic isolation”
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Maza, Chania Prefecture, Crete

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Andrew E
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely well equipped villa in rustic isolation”
Reviewed 5 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

This beautiful villa is set on a hillside with the snow covered mountains behind and a view of the coast in the distance. It is only 30 minutes from the beautiful port of Chania and not much further to Rythymno. The access track is steep but not a problem to a 2 wheel drive car. You can shop and eat in the tavernas of the local villages, although, so early in the season, many were shut.

The villa is clean, facilities are excellent with piping hot water and heating in the evenings if needed.

The owner Gregory is very helpful and speaks excellent English, he met us there and showed us round, gave us his mobile and popped in twice during the week to see if we were OK. He had filled the pool for us, which, although chilly, pleased our teenage sons greatly. He also brought cheese cakes baked by his Mum!

We would certainly recommend this villa to anyone one wanting a quiet holiday (car essential). The only noise you hear are the sheep bells. Difficult to find anything wrong at all.

Thank you Gregory for a great holiday.

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Liked best: Panorama & the pool
Liked least: Sheets covering duvets
Travelling group: Teenagers
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bethi
England
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“Just beautiful ... look no further!”
Reviewed 10 November 2014 for a stay in September 2014

In September we spent a week at the Villa Petra 11 Amanda ….what a treat! The villa is set alone on a little hill just a little to the north of Maza village.

We arrived in Chania airport at about 12.30am but were swiftly driving away and following the owner's (Gregory) comprehensive directions found our way easily to the villa. It was, of course, dark when we arrived but parking was easy and soon we had hauled our cases inside and could tell instantly that we had chosen a beautiful place to stay.

The villa can sleep up to 8 people but there were only two of us so we had a choice of bedroom. There are two doubles and one twin with doors opening out to the garden and one mezzanine (most suitable for older children) with access to a lovely balcony. There are also 3 bath/shower rooms. Everything about the villa was beautiful and we very quickly felt at home. See my photos which describe it all better than my words!

The pool and gardens were absolutely beautiful and put paid to any ambition to explore the area too much! We did however visit the taverna in the middle of the village (it’s about 10-15 minutes walk) and were the only tourists there. However, we were made to feel very welcome by both the locals and the owners and we enjoyed some lovely meals cooked by Voula. We especially loved the rabbit stew!

Beside the taverna is an ancient church and if you want to take a look inside just ask Voula to give you the enormous key. This tiny church dates from the 13 century and all the walls and ceilings are covered with frescos.

The whole area is charming and free of tourist trappings, we went for a few walks from the villa but as we know Crete very well (and loved the villa so much!) didn’t go far afield by car but for those who want to get to the coast and some beautiful beaches Georgiouploi is very close and for day to day shopping and more choice of tavernas Vrisses is just a few minutes by car. This really is a lovely area and the villa is the best that we have stayed in in Crete.

For families the grounds of the villa are perfect with lots of space to run and play and I imagine that the badminton net (and equipment) would provide for hours of fun!

Whilst staying at Villa Petra 11 Amanda we also took a look at it’s sister villa - Villa Petra - and this too was absolutely beautiful. It is also set close to the village of Maza but on the other side towards the south.

So, if you are looking for a villa in Crete, don’t hesitate … you are sure to love either of these two lovely places.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Nick F
London, United Kingdom
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“Even better than last time”
Reviewed 11 October 2014 for a stay in August 2014

So this year we visited the lovely Villa Petra Amanda again. After looking for somewhere new to go across Europe we just couldn't find anywhere that stuck out as well as Amanda. This time there were 8 of us adults! Gregory was hugely accommodating and made the loft room into a lovely bedroom providing fans and privacy for the couple who stayed up there and they loved it! He also provided us with extra sun loungers, a bigger table, more chairs etc. As before he came to see us a couple of days in the make sure everything was OK, which of course it was and then just before we left he came to visit us again with some delicious cheese pies which his mother had made for us. These were amazing!! Thank you once again Gregory - we look forward to booking and seeing you again soon!!

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Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
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Hypnos
Messery, France
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“Idyllic place, charming rural villa with lovely swimming pool”
Reviewed 21 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

This was a wonderful villa, with a charming rustic decor. All three rooms (plus the mezzanine which can sleep two) are very nicely decorated but also include modern conveniences such as A/C. The pool is fantastic, spacious enough for a good swim and also including a kid's area which is only 60cms deep. The host was very friendly and helpful and made it easier for the children with baby chair and beds being made available. The location is beautful, atop a hill surrounded by olive trees and nothing else, very quiet, and yet only 10 minutes away from the busy beach resort areas. Overall, a wonderful stay, and highly recommended

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Liked best: the villa and the pool
Travelling group: Young Children
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12345Ange...
Montreal, Canada
1 review
“beautiful rural location”
Reviewed 24 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Petra II, located in an olive grove, is very quiet and calm setting...amneties are great, pillows and bed sheets ckean and comfortable....good kitchen necessities including salt,pepper, a few herbs which are always appreciated. beautiful grounds and very well kept

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Liked best: the grounds
Liked least: a little difficult to get to, but directions are excellent
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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