3 Bedroom (Sleeps 6) Villa Rental Gavalohori

Luxury secluded detached villa near village , large pool 10 m by 4.5 m , Spectacular views of the White Mountains and countryside

At a glance: Child Friendly, Wifi, Air Conditioning, Parking, Private Pool.

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  • Property Type Villa Rental
  • Location Gavalohori
  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms 2
  • Minimum nights stay7
  • Low season price per week£850
  • High season price per week£1780
  • Average price per week£900
  • Customer rating 5.0 / 5 ( 14 reviews )
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Villa Ariadne Gavalochori

CANCELLATION POLICY Holidaymakers who cancel at least 14 days before check-in will get back 100% of the amount that they've paid. If they cancel between 10 and 14 days before check-in, they'll get back 50%. Otherwise, they won't get a refund.

If you are looking for somewhere that is secluded, peaceful, private and relaxing this is the place to get away from it all!!!
Can you imagine yourself sitting by the pool surrounded by flowers or sipping your drink or just reading or sleeping.?

Villa Ariadne is situated amongst ancient olive groves on a quiet country lane near the beautiful village of Gavalochori
The villa is beautiful, detached, comfortable, light, modern and airy set in mature gardens only 8 minutes walk from 4 tavernas, a bakery and 2 mini markets and a cretan gift shop. Spectacular views of open country side ( Mountains, rolling hills, olive groves and villages in the distance) from all balconies. The upstairs balcony faces west for those fabulous Cretan sunsets - not to be missed!

No need to drive to the village for lunch or dinner - walking(400 metres) at night with a torch for guidance is wonderful - or you could steer by the stars.

Health and Safety
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The Villa has been awarded a Health First Safety Certificate from the Greek Tourism Ministry to show that the villa complies with the local regulations regarding COVID-19. Namely cleaning and presentation in order to provide a safe and secure environment for our guests. For your added safety cleaning is done in house and 3rd party contractors are not employed.


BALANCE OF FEES Due 30 days before arrival

CANCELLATION POLICY Holidaymakers who cancel at least 14 days before check-in will get back 100% of the amount that they've paid. If they cancel between 10 and 14 days before check-in, they'll get back 50%. Otherwise, they won't get a refund.

Prices quoted are in Pounds sterling, per week, for up to 6 people occupying the villa and not per person.
Alternative length of stays of more than 7 nights are welcomed and are charged pro rata.
Prices include air conditioning, a welcome pack of pantry items, all linen/towels, including pool towels.
cleaning once per week. Towel change twice per week except the pool towels

Pool towels are machine washed at the villa when the villa is cleaned during your stay , Two week stay villa cleaning before after and midway are included in the price

NB Pool towels provided are not for use at the beach.

There are NO hidden extras.

Please do not use suntan lotions with colourants as this stains the pool.


*** FREE WIFI ** Full air conditioning ** Automated private electric gate entry ** Carport

** Deposit box ** Hairdryers


First floor

– Kitchen/diner and living room

– One double bedroom – A shower room with rain shower

- 2 balconies with stunning views to Mountains and countryside

- Outside dining area on balcony

Ground floor

– A bedroom with superking size divan bed adaptable to 2 single beds and private balcony and verandah

– A double bedroom with 2 single beds and verandah

– A full bathroom with bath/shower., basin toilet, shelving window with mosquito net

- Entrance Hall with washing machine and tea/coffee facilities

– A verandah at rear of the house


--- Two couples can share the house as there are bedrooms and bathrooms on each floor
or parents upstairs and children downstairs!!. Downstairs a kettle and coffee tea making facility is provided.

POOL with pool shower

** Large family sized pool 10 metres by 4.5 metres with roman steps and NO ladders to negotiate.

*** Shallow end 1.2 m sloping to 1.7 m

*** Pool faces SOUTH and is in the sun ALL DAY

*** NO slippery tiles around the pool


*** Not situated on a development

*** Comfortable and airy - clean and bright

**** Great views all round

*** Balconies face west for those wonderful cretan sunsets

*** 7/8 minutes walk to 4 tavernas in the village the nearest one is 6 minutes on foot.


** Secluded setting among the ancient olives groves

** Mature gardens with olive trees, fruit trees, bushes and flowers birds and butterflies

** shaded area under ancient olive tree

*** Table and chairs on upstairs balcony and downstairs verandah

*** Dining Table and chairs outside in garden under old olive tree with Charcoal Weber BBQ


* Open countryside and the White Mountains in the background including views over the olive groves.

** Villa not overlooked and faces west for those fabulous sunsets,


Close by is the charming and friendly village of Gavalochori (400 metres) which has 4 tavernas including Arismari and Monica's and Niko's, a bakery gift shop and two mini markets..


Gavalochori Village has the following places of interest Superb Folk Museum newly updated 2 euros entry charge, an ancient Olive Mill with beautiful Cretan arches and interesting Greek churches. Roman wells can also be found above the village. Lovely walks to Almerida and Douliana.
Chania and Rethymno are a short drive away for sightseeing, Roman ruins at Aptera. Vrysses for the superb cake and ice cream/coffee shop.


The sandy beaches at Almerida 4 km and Kalives 8km are inviting with ample choice of tavernas, fast food gyros, icecream and coffee shop and bars for your enjoyment plus supermarkets, green grocers and butcher shops.

Villa is licensed for holiday rentals with the Greek Tourist Authorities
. Licence No MHTE 1042K123K2548401

Please note
The owners house is next door- guests can ask for help when required - owner is discreet and leaves guests to enjoy their stay in peace,


Great Villa Great Stay

By Andrew C on 09-Sep-2020

Stayed Aug 2020
andrew c.

The description and photos do not do justice to this villa

Excellent communication from the owner Penny Who is there to meet You upon arrival with a great welcome pack ! Penny is on hand for any help and advice but extremely discreet

This villa is all about the outside space and location

The villa is a true 7/8 minutes walk into the local village which has 2 great traditional tavernas in which to eat plus a couple of small grocery shops and a bakery but is also just a 10 minute car ride from Almyrida where there is a small beach but a far greater choice of restaurants Or another 10 minute car ride to Vamos where there are another couple of tavernas plus 3 cafes and bars

The pool area is perfect with a great size pool ample space for the sun loungers and umbrellas plus a couple of outside eating areas with table and chairs

The views from the villa and gardens are fantastic with the valley in the fore and the mountains in the background

We genuinely did not hear another voice whilst sunning by the pool true tranquility

We thoroughly recommend this villa and location to all and we hope to return soon

Thank you Penny

5 of of 5

Great Villa in a Great Village

By Neil And Family on 02-Nov-2019

Stayed Oct 2019
Booked on Vrbo

Lovely villa with all the facilities you need for a perfectly relaxing holiday. We took the short walk to two tavernas in Gavalochori, which both had great atmosphere and food, and often drove the 10 minutes to Kalyves Beach which is ideal for swimming and beachside tavernas.
Penny was very helpful throughout our stay and we'd certainly recommend this villa and area of Crete.
Published 2 Nov 2019

5 of of 5


By Nicholas S on 01-Oct-2019

It's magical to wake up to a view of the White Mountains glowing in the morning sunlight. As you sit on the balcony eating breakfast, you can't help but relax into the quiet and calm surroundings of the olive groves spread over the landscape.

We have been coming to this area of Crete for a number of years and this is one of the best villas we have stayed in. It is comfortable, well-equipped, extremely clean - in fact, it has everything you could possibly need. The large pool is set in a beautiful garden surrounded by colourful flowers and a choice of places to enjoy a meal outside. There are a couple of very good tavernas within walking distance in the centre of Gavalochori where you are made to feel very welcome and plenty more within an easy driving distance.

Penny has been an absolutely lovely host. She has provided lots of information about the villa and the surrounding area. She gives you complete privacy but is only a text away if needed.

It all adds up to a perfect holiday!!

5 of of 5

Vacances de rêve- Dream Holiday

By Xavier R on 31-Aug-2019

Nous te remercions Penny pour ta gentillesse et pour tout.

La propriété est splendide, bien orientée, très propre et au calme

L’extérieur est superbement fleuri et la piscine répond à nos attentes.

Penny, un tout grand merci.

5 of of 5

Lovely villa in quiet country setting

By Des N on 16-Aug-2019

Very well equipped and clean villa with fantastic pool in pretty gardens. Amazing views over mountains and just a very short walk into local village with two great tavernas. Very helpful property owner who respected privacy and gave us some good local restaurant recommendations. Villa was cleaned during stay and pool was kept in great condition. Perfect for a couple of weeks in the sun with two teenagers.

5 of of 5

Wondeful stay in Crete

By Linda T on 28-Jun-2019

Villa was all that we needed. Spotless and well equipped. Plenty of outside spaces to chill and enjoy the lovely gardens. Pool was great especially as the weather was so hot. Short walk to village to some nice tavernas. Would recommend a car for sightseeing. Penny the owner was friendly and helpful. Would come back.

5 of of 5

Perfect relaxing break

By Tracey M on 17-Jun-2019

Villa Adriana is a beautiful villa, has all the amenities you can need, with a good sized pool and peaceful location. Penny is the perfect host, on hand if you need anything but otherwise very discreet. The location is great if you like a countryside setting within walking distance of a traditional village with a couple of decent tavernas

Owner's Response:

Thank you very much for your great review

5 of of 5

wonderful stay

By Rachel And Gary on 22-Sep-2018

Had a wonderful holiday stay at beautiful villa. So peaceful and private. It was the perfect holiday.Fantastic views of the
mountains and just the gentle toll of the sheep bells.

Thank you Penny for being a wonderful host. We would love tpo come again

5 of of 5

Lovely Villa

By Lee Sara Dave & Children on 28-Jul-2018

Lovely villa in a peaceful location with a fantastic pool that the kids loved! Arismari the taverna at the bottom of the lane is fanatastic.

5 of of 5

Beautiful Villa

By Alan And Emily on 20-Jul-2018

In a great location. We have had a wonderful two weeks - over far too soon. Weather amazing. Thank you Penny we will definitely recommend.

5 of of 5

Superb, quiet and peaceful Location in a luxury Villa

By Dave C on 03-Jul-2018

Four of us stayed at this villa in June 2018 and had a great time. Penny the owner lives next door but was very obliging in being available when needed but away sufficiently that we had plenty of privacy. The Villa is 400 metres up a track and surrounded by olive groves. There are lovely views of the White Mountains to the South West and we saw some lovely sunsets.

The villa itself has all mod cons including air conditioning and balconies to each bedroom. The outside space is fabulous, with a large pool, sun or shade patio and BBQ.

Go back down to the track and a few hundred yards further along the road is the village, with a choice of Tavernas & small shops including a bakery.

The coast and beaches are only a few miles away and are lovely and sandy in many areas.

Overall this villa is well recommended for staying in and touring to, the western side of Crete. Fab!

5 of of 5

A wonderfully restful holiday

By Wendy on 17-Oct-2017

in a superb villa plus lovely weather. Enjoyed exploring along with days chilling out. The time went too fast.

5 of of 5

The Luxury of your own Private Pool

By Mair J on 18-Sep-2015

Villa Ariadne is very private with wonderful views of the White Mountains. We have known Gavalachori for over 20 years and it is a perfect central location for Georgeopolis, Kalives, Almerida and Chania market on a Saturday morning. Visit Kissamos for a traditional fish restaurant and up to Falassarna for honey raki and wonderful swimming. You need a car!

Ariadne has a good kitchen and a BBQ in the garden - get your meat from the brilliant butcher in Kalives.

The property is a 10 to 15 minute walk to the village, mainly along a rough farmyard track which is very dark at night. Good tavernas with friendly staff.

Overall, a good place to stay, clean, well-

maintained and very private.

We may well return at some future date.

5 of of 5


By Buxxwell And Freemans on 29-Jul-2015

We have stayed in many a villa on the beautiful island of Crete and Villa Ariadne is up there with the best of them.

Situated in a quiet country location so stunning views, yet within a 10 minute stroll along a dusty track to the village of Gavalochori which has a couple of superb tavernas. We found this a really enjoyable bonus with this villa.

The villa itself was very clean and equipped with all that was needed plus, the beds and pillows were really comfy so took no getting used to which must be a first !! Penny the owner also did a very thorough clean of the villa during our stay.

We all enjoyed the large pool and was particularly impressed with the wide, non slip steps into it. No dodgy metal ladders to negotiate plus there was a shallow ledge even in the deeper end. The pool is surrounded by pretty gardens which attracts lots of butterflies.

The beach at Almyrida is just a 10 minute drive away and so to is the village of Douliana which also has a great taverna.

Penny was on hand if we needed her but otherwise we were completely left to enjoy our holiday. We hav

5 of of 5
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