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Villa Metapothia, Gavalochori, Crete

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Incredibly spacious, both inside and out and exceptionally well equipped, Villa Metapothia is the perfect holiday villa for large parties. There's plenty of space to eat and play together and, as each bedroom has a furnished balcony, also room to jus...
Incredibly spacious, both inside and out and exceptionally well equipped, Villa Metapothia is the perfect holiday villa for large parties. There's plenty of space to eat and play together and, as each bedroom has a furnished balcony, also room to jus...
Incredibly spacious, both inside and out and exceptionally well equipped, Villa Metapothia is the perfect holiday villa for large parties. There's plenty of space to eat and play together and, as each bedroom has a furnished balcony, also room to jus...
1 of 51Incredibly spacious, both inside and out and exceptionally well equipped, Villa Metapothia is the perfect holiday villa for large parties. There's plenty of space to eat and play together and, as each bedroom has a furnished balcony, also room to jus...
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6 bedrooms
7 bathrooms
13 guests
5 nights minimum
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Incredibly spacious, both inside and out and exceptionally well equipped, Villa Metapothia is the perfect holiday villa for large parties. There's plenty of space to eat and play together and, as each bedroom has a furnished balcony, also room to just chill. An easy stroll from either of the three tavernas in the village and 5 mins drive from the sea. There's magnificent views encompassing Cretes White Mountains and the blue sea of Souda Bay glistening down a green and wooded valley. The cleaning service: If 5 days rental, you will get fresh towels mid-stay & a general clean, usually on the 3rd day. If over 7 days rental, you will get fresh sheets & towels every 3rd or 4th day as well as a general clean. If you need a baby cot or high chair, please request when booking so we can have it in...Incredibly spacious, both inside and out and exceptionally well equipped, Villa Metapothia is the perfect holiday villa for large parties. There's plenty of space to eat and play together and, as each bedroom has a furnished balcony, also room to just chill. An easy stroll from either of the three tavernas in the village and 5 mins drive from the sea. There's magnificent views encompassing Cretes White Mountains and the blue sea of Souda Bay glistening down a green and wooded valley. The cleaning service: If 5 days rental, you will get fresh towels mid-stay & a general clean, usually on the 3rd day. If over 7 days rental, you will get fresh sheets & towels every 3rd or 4th day as well as a general clean. If you need a baby cot or high chair, please request when booking so we can have it in the villa for you ready. Note that this is a professionally run rental villa which as been licensed by the Greek National Tourist Organization, EOT, which is required by the Greek law. This license allows the property owners to legally rent their accommodation to holiday makers, so that they comply to a set of standards and specific conditions for the safety & comfort of it's paying customers. We, at Freelance Holidays, manage the properties on behalf of the owners. We will provide you the details of our 24/7 contact person, Diane, who lives on Crete and is there to ensure everything goes smoothly, before & during your stay with us. She will send you a message just before your holiday starts so you will have her details. Should you need anything during your stay, please contact her as she has had nearly 30 years of experience in the hospitality field & knows Crete very well. We provide very good directions which you need to download from the Airbnb Itinerary once you have booked. On these directions it explains where the keys will be & step by step on how to get to the accommodation. Once you arrive, you just let yourself in & start to enjoy your holiday. Freelance Holidays provides a Property Manual inside the accommodation which tells you all about the important things ie. wifi codes, hot water systems, where to take your rubbish & how things generally work in the villa. Plus, there is a very good Freelance Holidays information booklet about Crete in the accommodation for you to use throughout your stay It it you will find further details about places to go, beach maps plus a taverna guide. You may meet the owners when they come to change the linen with the cleaner or when they look after the pool. They are a lovely couple & you will probably get the feel of Cretan hospitality after meeting them. They are there to ensure that you are enjoying yourselves too. Gavalohori, Crete In the centre of the scenic Apokoronou Penisula, 3.8 km inland from Almirida and at the end of a green and wooded valley leading down to the sea, the beguiling little village of Gavalohori has enjoyed something of a renaissance over the past 10 years. This is in part thanks to a woman's co-operative where they make and sell local handicrafts such as lace and silk products. Many of the houses have been renovated in traditional fashion and the village has a pleasant air of both rural charm and prosperity. Dotted around the small square in the centre of the village are 2 local cafenions where the village males sip coffee and talk politics whilst desultorily twirling worry beads. One of the cafenions serves superb mezes under the shady grapevines. After just a few days in the village you'll find it's easy to imagine owning your own little house here and blending into the local lifestyle, whilst your good wife tries her hand at lace-making. Gavalohori also has a bakery, 2 small mini-markets and a couple of tavernas so of an evening, there's always the option to wine and 'dine locally and stroll home under the stars. For history buffs, there's a small museum of 19th century household artifacts and on the outskirts of the village are the remains of an ancient settlement with 30 Byzantine wells. John & Sue Wells - - Oct 2007 'We found the area most interesting. We were spoilt for choice for eating out. The tavernas in Gavalochori offer excellent food and with excellent service, all with local wine for the price of a pint of beer. ' The villa and pool is for your private use only as well as the garden. Bed linen & towels are provided as well as pool towels. The cleaner will come in during your stay & change them, depending on how many days you are staying. All of this is included in the price. For many years it was the dream of Diane, our Crete Operations Director, to build with her husband Yiannis, the perfect villa. Diane started repping for Freelance Holidays in 1988 at the tender age of 19 and four years later married Yiannis, a builder by trade. Finally, they pooled their experience and created this holiday home of which to be truly proud. With soft ochre walls below a neat ensemble of terracotta tiled roofs, Villa Metapothia stands on a quiet hillside Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: EOTMHTE1042K113K0337100More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
6 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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About the Manager
Freelance Holidays - Villa Rentals Since 1984 - ABTA MEMBER Y1824 (Property Manager Freelance Holiday Villas)
Languages spoken:German, English, Italian
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2007
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Reviewed 26 July 2015

we were a family group of 12 . Three pairs of parents and 6 teenage children. The villa is in a stunning location above a traditional Crete village with great tavernas and bakery and shop . The villa is huge with 6 double bedrooms all...More

Date of stay: July 2015
1  Thank chris w
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Villa is amazing and gorgeous!!! Very well equiped from kitchen to living room,books,tv,wifi, games, everything you ve wished you have in your own house! The rooms are very spacious with AC, own bathrooms, we felt very comfortable here and we trully enjoyed our stay! I...More

Date of stay: June 2014
2  Thank DanielaS294
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

We were 3 families of friends, 6 adults and 7 children staying for a week. We couldn't hope for a better experience - the villa is beautiful, luxurious and extremely well equipped (including the kitchen, washing, stereo and free WiFi), as advertised. Upkeep is great...More

Date of stay: July 2013
3  Thank Gary W
Management response:Responded 24 August 2013

So pleased you enjoyed your stay - look like you'll make it a bit longer next time!! Chris

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 July 2013

Date of stay: June 2013
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Conditioning
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Microwave
Parking
Safe
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Cooker
Toaster
TV
Washer
Water Views
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