This house is the height of designer luxury, down to every little detail, bathrobes and slippers, even a gym, fabulously comfortable beds, glorious views from the many balconies across olive groves to a vista of turquoise sea and mountains. The pool is surrounded by palm trees, and a renovated old wooden Cretan boat converted to a seating area. This beautiful house is situated in a quiet location inland amid olive trees, but only 5 min drive from the sea and restaurants at Planatias. This would be enough for any visitor but for us, best of all was the warmth, character and generosity of spirit of our hosts, Kriti and Emmanuel. We arrived to a kitchen full of goodies, self harvested olive oil, herbs and local wine. They introduced us to a fantastic local restaurant where we shared delicious Cretan food, listening to the waves on the shore, cooling breeze, and even the Perseids shooting across the sky for an incredible light show of shooting stars. We had the most lovely and memorable stay, thanks to Kriti and Emmanuel.
Villa Emanuele is amazing! Situated in a quiet village but very close to all amenities (bakery, food shops, restaurants reachable by foot 1,5 km but better have a car) it's contemporary, luxurious, very well furnished and decorated with high quality materials. Immaculately clean and comfortable. There's a cozy garden with a good size swimming pool but the real value of this villa is a wonderful terrasse overlooking the sea and it's such a wonderful experience to take you breakfast there enjoying the sunrise when the light is so soft or to have a drink at sunset. It's owners, Emmanuel and Kriti, were very nice and attentive, they greeted us with a homemade moussaka and a lot of gifts, we are very grateful to you and special thanks for my book ;) All the time of our stay they were very attentive to our needs, they paid attention to every little detail to please us and it was so much appreciated! Emmanuel gave us a very good advice about some places to go and it was very valuable! There is a small garden at the villa with some organic vegetables and Emmanuel and Kriti invited us to use it, so we did, and that's so nice to pick your fresh vegetables for you salad, the taste is definitely not the same as those plastic tomatoes we buy back home :(
To resume, I'd say that the stay at villa Emanuele is a real luxury experience, we'll definitely go back there and recommend to our friends. I's suitable for a family looking for quiet relaxing holidays as well as for group of friends. The situation of the villa is great as it's close to the main road and it takes around 15-20 min to go to Chania and 1h-1h30 to go to Falassarna and Elafonissi and ask Emmanuel for some other fantastic spots of this region.
Thank you again Emmanuel and Kriti and hope to be back next summer!
Cette fantastique villa est située au calme mais pas loin de toutes les commodités. Très design, construite et décorée avec des matériaux de qualité, cette villa respire le luxe et la sérénité. Tout est impeccablement propre, la literie est très confortable. Il y a un petit jardin tres cosy avec une piscine de bonne taille ou on peut se detendre et profiter d'un barbeque au gaz flambant neuf. Mais le point le plus fort de cette villa c'est sa spectaculaire terrasse avec vue panoramique sur la cote et la mer! Les proprietaires de la villa ont été attentifs au moindre détail et nous ont gaté de plein de petites attentions. Ils ont été de très bon conseil concernant les endroits à visiter dans la region, le service à été vraiment digne du standing de la villa!
Je recommande vivement cette villa de haut standing aussi bien aux familles cherchant le calme qu'aux groupes d'amis. La villa est située pas loin de l'entrée de l'autoroute (mais on n'en entend pas du tout le bruit) ce qui est très pratique si vous voulez visiter la région. Merci encore Emmanuel et Kriti et on espère vous revoir l'été prochain.