Villa Gouves is 30 minutes by car from Heraklion of Crete and only a few minutes drive from the resort of Gouves and the beach.
. It is built on three levels, each level with own entrance. It has a private swimming pool, a smaller children’s pool and outdoors sitting and eating areas, as well as a very large living room and dining room. Villa Gouves is suitable also for people who like sport activities, such as ping-pong, basketball, water-polo. Because of the beautiful distances and nature around the villa, people who like walking, jogging or even cycling, they will just love it! As the villa is set in a very quiet location, car hire is strongly recommended. The villa is fully air-conditioned
Bedrooms:2 en-suite double bedrooms with t.v. private fridge & air-conditioning
1 bedroom with 1 double bed 1 single bed and a sofa bed, TV private fridge, air-conditioning
2 bedrooms with 1 double bed and 2 single beds each, TV, private fridge, air-conditioning
Bathrooms:En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath.
En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with shower.
En-suite bathroom to bedroom 3 with shower.
Two external WCs, one with shower.
Kitchen:2 kitchens, both fully fitted with fridge freezer, hob, electric oven. The smaller kitchen has a fireplace, the larger kitchen a dishwasher, coffee machine, blender, microwave, washing machine and dining area.
Utility Room:Washing machine.
Living Rooms:Very large living room and dining room with balcony with panoramic views. Also satellite TV and DVD player, and a selection of DVDs.
linen/maid service: All towels and bed linen are provided and changed weekly
Notes on accommodation
The house is tastefully furnished and decorated. All towels and bed linen are provided. A welcome basket will be waiting for you on the first day of your arrival.There are solar panels for free hot water. As it is built on three levels, it is not suitable for wheelchair users. Pets are welcome.
private pool (for sole use of guests),
12ft x 30ft swimming pool, and a smaller children’s pool. Outdoor stone built sitting areas, with stone-built BBQ and stone built outdoor oven. Garden furniture, 2 outdoor wc's. Sea and mountain views.
The whole house, garden and pool will be for your use only.
Interaction with Guests
The owner will meet you at the port or airport in order to greet you and lead you to the villa. He can take four persons in his car and the rest of you can follow him with your car rental or taxi.
10 minutes drive from the sandy beach of Gouves.
There is a golf course less than 20 minutes drive from the villa.
Special interest holidays
Villa Gouves is ideally located for those who are looking for a beach or a summer holiday. As it is situated in a very quiet location with virtually no passing traffic, it is ideal for families with children. or people who like privacy and nature. Crete is one of the largest islands of the Mediterranean and home to one of the oldest civilizations, the Minoan civilization. Knossos, the capital of the Minoans is 30 minutes by car. The antiquities from Knossos and the other ancient sites of Crete are housed in Heraklion museum, only second to Athens museum in importance in Greece. An absolute must! The biggest aquarioum of the Mediterranean, the Cretaquarioum, with an unbelievable variety of sea plants and fish, is only 15 minutes by car. The 2 biggest water parks of Crete are really close to the villa. A cool idea for the hot days of the summer!
Heraklion International Airport is approximately 15 Km away. The last 2 km are on dirt road. Transfers as well as car hire can be arranged.
The resort of Gouves is only a few minutes away by car. The resorts of Hersonissos and Malia are less than 10 miles away. The resort of Elounda from where you can visit the historical island of Spina Longa, is about 60 minutes away.
Villa Gouves is very quietly situated, but not far from amenities. It is run by the Farsari family, who lives in Heraklion and will be there to welcome you and help you with local knowledge and provide any assistance required.
Please note that the villa is situated up on the mountain. It offers complete privacy and unique views of the Cretan landscape. There is a part of 2-3 km of dirt road and taxis usually refuse to drive there. This is why a car rental is mandatory. The owne can help you book your car in a very competive prive. Please ask us for a quote.
Other Things to Note
Upon you booking, please provide us with a mobile number that you might have with you during your stay in the island. Also please inform us about your arrival details.
The check in starts at 1400 and check out at 1000. Please keep the time schedule
The host picked us up from the airport on time, drove us to the villa and also arranged for a great rental car to be dropped off.
The location of the villa is probably something that needs a little bit more info though - we were aware that it was up a dirt road up the mountain, however the local taxi drivers were very unhelpful in getting to us and as a result wouldn't pick us up.
Travel & Tourism Greece had provided us the number of a great taxi service beforehand who were amazing and would pick us up and time of the day/night no matter where we were. They always ensured we got home safe.
There is another house on the mountain, about 1km away which has 3 quite aggressive dogs that chase the car as it passes, and bark aggressively at the front wheels. This was quite distracting and unnerving - especially when driving on a dirt road. Obviously there is nothing the host can do about this, but it is worth mentioning. It never caused us any harm, but I think it's important to note.
The pool area wasn't exactly as pictured. Although we loved the pool and the outdoor area - the diving board was broken, and there was only one gazebo. Also, the basketball hoop was missing and the water polo nets broken.
All in all, we had a fantastic time in the villa. Once we got over the slight issue of the taxi's, we had a terrific stay. It's such a huge space, very clean and comfortable.
We'd definitely stay again.
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Our agency , is a Greek Licensed tour operator from the Greek Ministry of Tourism. Our office is based in Heraklion - Crete. We specialize in villa rentals / Private houses in Greece and Greek Islands.