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Victoria Villa
Crete, Chania, Georgioupolis, Kournas village
00302821800511
out of 5 from 14  reviews

Description

The beautiful Kournas Lake lies among mountains and hills, just 2 km from the sea. Victoria Villa is built on the slope of a mountain and offers breathtaking view over the lake, the sea and the valley. Kournas is a fresh water lake and a habitat to ducks, eels, water snakes and many rare bird species. It is surrounded by lash vegetation and if you rent a pedalo boat you will be able to see the sea turtles hiding among the rare aquatic plants. Traditional taverns on the east side of the lake offer beautiful view of the lake. Georgioupolis is 6km away.

The garden of Victoria Villa is covered with grass. The big private pool with the children's area is situated in front of the villa. The pool area offers amazing view over the lake and the sea. There are sun loungers around the pool and a barbecue on the side of the villa. There are outdoor furniture in the terrace and the balconies, where you can seat and relax admiring the view and enjoying the tranquility of the area.

Victoria Villa consists of two floors. At the ground floor there are the sitting area, the kitchen, a bathroom and a cozy double bedroom with access to the garden and the pool. Two twin bedrooms and a bathroom are found on the first floor. Both bedrooms have private balconies with amazing view.

Facilities

Floor area
  • 120 sq.m
kitchen
  • ✓ 4 ring stove
  • ✓ oven
  • ✓ refrigerator
  • ✓ dishes & utensils
  • ✓ dishwasher
  • ✓ microwave
  • ✓ toaster
  • ✓ coffee maker
  • ✓ kettle
Bedrooms
  • 3 bedrooms, sleeps up to 6 persons
  • bedroom 1: first floor, 2 single beds, closet, AC, balcony with sea view
  • bedroom 2: first floor, 2 single beds, closet, AC, balcony with sea view
  • bedroom 3: ground floor, 1 double bed, closet, AC, access to the garden
Bathrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • bathroom 1: first floor, toilet, hydromassage bathtub
  • bathroom 2: ground floor, toilet, shower
Entertainment
  • ✓ satellite TV
  • ✓ DVD player
  • ✓ radio - cd
General Info
  • ✓ linens
  • ✓ bath towels
  • ✓ baby cot
  • ✓ high chair
  • ✓ washing machine
  • ✓ iron/ironing board
  • ✓ hair-dryer
  • ✓ safe box
  • ✓ wi-fi internet access
  • ✓ alarm system
Outside
  • ✓ private parking
  • ✓ private garden
  • ✓ barbecue
  • ✓ outdoor dining set for 6
  • ✓ sun loungers
  • ✓ parasols
Pool
  • ✓ private
  • ✓ pool ladder
  • ✓ pool towels
  • ✓ surface: 50 sq.m.
  • ✓ depth: 1.0 m - 1.6 m
  • ✓ chilren's area (0.50m)
Cleaning service
  • every 3/4 days (twice per week)
At a glance
  • bedrooms: 3bedrooms: 3
  • sleeps: 6sleeps: 6
  • bathrooms: 2bathrooms: 2
  • internet: Wi-Fiinternet: Wi-Fi
  • swimming pool: PRIVATEswimming pool: PRIVATE
  • car: ESSENTIALcar: ESSENTIAL
Staff Comments
  • Nice location

    The villa is located in a peaceful area, 3min drive from Kournas Lake and less than 10min drive from Georgioupolis and the beach. Moreover, it is in the middle of the distance Chania-Rethymno, so an ideal starting point for the exploration of both prefectures.

  • The beautiful Kournas Lake...

    The lake of Kournas is the only freshwater lake of Crete. It is protected under the Natura 2000 program and many rear species find shelter there. On one side of the lake there are taverns and in front of them a sandy organized beach. A pedalo is a must, especially when the sun is falling down...

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Distances
  • chania: 41 kmchania: 41 km
  • chania airport: 50 kmchania airport: 50 km
  • heraklion airport: 106 kmheraklion airport: 106 km
  • restaurant: 1.4 kmrestaurant: 1.4 km
  • shops: 2.2 kmshops: 2.2 km
  • beach: 5.2 km (Kavros beach)beach: 5.2 km (Kavros beach)
EOT License: 1042K91002925601
Rates
Weekly rates
  • 21 Mar 20 - 17 Apr 20
    700€
  • 18 Apr 20 - 15 May 20
    800€
  • 16 May 20 - 19 Jun 20
    1000€
  • 20 Jun 20 - 17 Jul 20
    1400€
  • 18 Jul 20 - 21 Aug 20
    1900€
  • 22 Aug 20 - 04 Sep 20
    1400€
  • 05 Sep 20 - 18 Sep 20
    1050€
  • 19 Sep 20 - 08 Nov 20
    800€
700€ - 1900€
Booking conditions
  • 25% deposit is required to confirm the booking. The payment can be made either with credit card or by bank transfer.
  • The balance can be paid either by bank transfer up to 20 days before check-in or in cash upon check-in; credit cards are not accepted.
Cancellation Policy
  • If cancelled up to 90 days before check-in, no fee will be charged; we will refund you the deposit.
  • If cancelled 89 - 60 days before check-in, 25% of the total price of the reservation will be charged.
  • If cancelled 59 - 30 days before check-in, 50% of the total price of the reservation will be charged.
  • If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged.
  • Payments are accepted only in euros.
  • The above prices include all taxes and VAT, cleaning service and linens change twice per week and all the described facilities; there are no additional charges.
  • The guests are responsible for any loss or damage caused to the property or its contents. Guests are required to report any damages to the owner and to bear the cost of repair or replacement.
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Reviews
5 out of 5 from 14 reviews
  • Grossartige Aussicht

    Period of Stay: Sep 2019
    Tolle Ferienvilla mit grossartiger Aussicht

    Wir haben uns während unseres Aufenthalts sehr wohl gefühlt.
    Trotz der späten Ankunft um 23.00 wurden wir vom Besitzer mit reich gedecktem Tisch empfangen. Es fehlte an nichts um sich sofort eine Mahlzeit mit frischen Gemüsen zuzubereiten. Auch für einen ersten Frühstück war wirklich alles vorhanden!

    Das Haus und der Garten sind schön angelegt. Die Aussicht über den See und das Meer ist einfach grossartig.

    Ein Auto ist absolut notwendig. Die Strände, Einkaufsmöglichkeiten, Restaurants und alles was man braucht ist in wenigen Minuten zu erreichen. Insbesondere im Dorf Kournas gibt es einen kleinen Maini Markt, einen Bäcker und tolle, autentische Tavernen (Kali Kardia, Taverna Kournas).
  • Amazing Views

    Period of Stay: Sep 2019
    We have just arrived home after spending a wonderful 10 days in victoria villa. All the previous reviews were spot on. We have stayed in many villas in different countries and can't see how you beat this. The views are exactly as they are in the photos ...Breathtaking. Never have we stayed in such a peaceful location just the odd sheeps bell ringing in the distance.

    The villa has everything you need and the owner Yanos is the nicest man you could ever meet. He constantly brought us fresh produce and wine and because we arrived late afternoon supplied us with everything you could need for next mornings breakfast saving us a trip to the supermarket. In his words just Greek hospitality.

    You do need a car but you have such a good choice of tavernas and restaurants. You have 4 or 5 within a kilometre overlooking the lake but a 5 minute drive into georgiopouli and you uncover a lovely quaint town with no building over 3 floors high with even better places to eat. We highly recommend Nostos, Valnikos and asposdida restaurants all family run with great food and the best service around.
  • Truly Beautiful

    Period of Stay: Aug 2019
    The is the first time I have booked a villa through Chania Rentals and can honestly say it was faultless. The communication with Vlahakis when making the booking and leading up to the holiday was perfect. On arrival at the airport the rental company were there to greet us (we booked a car also through Vlahakis). The directions were spot on and we arrived late at night where Giannis was waiting, ready to welcome us in a kitchen stocked with tasty treats, beer and wine.

    It wasn’t until the next morning that we really appreciated the spectacular view and gorgeous location.

    The villa itself was comfortable and spotless. It had all what we needed and more. My active 11 year old boy spent the week diving and playing in the lovely pool which is deep enough for adults to dive into also.

    It is situated in a peaceful location and nature was in abundance with cicadas, geckos, preying mantis, bats and all sorts of birds.

    We bought a guide book and had planned to go on a number of day trips. However, once we got there we abandoned those plans and spent the week in the area, snorkelling in the beautiful Lake Kournas, visiting the nearby tavernas and relaxing by the pool.

    We bumped into Giannis in a local taverna one evening where he treated us to a round of drinks. What a nice guy. We will definitely book again. Thank you for your hospitality.
  • Blissful stay at Villa Victoria

    Period of Stay: Jun 2019
    We have just returned from a lovely 3 week stay at Villa Victoria.
    Everything was wonderful especially Gianni and his generous hospitality and thoughtful gifts.
    The views are magnificent and the house and the pool and the peaceful location provide a truly luxurious experience.
    The wildlife around the villa is remarkable. We enjoyed watching the hawks and the variety of lovely birds. Very convenient for great tavernas, especially Athitis in Kavalos just a kilometre down the hill,. The amazing beach and many quality restaurants at Georgioupolis are a short ten minute drive away. Aposperida in the village, Blue Boat Beach Bar and Poseidon Beach Taverna are well worth a visit. The nearby Grillo stables provided truly memorable horseriding along the long sandy beach at Georgioupolis.
    This is an enchanting place which caters for a very relaxing holiday.
  • AMAZING

    Period of Stay: Jun 2019
    Superb Villa and Views

    Had an amazing 2 weeks at Villa Victoria. Giannis the villa owner is the nicest guy you can meet. We stayed at his other Villa (Joseph) 2 years earlier and just fell in love with the area and island. The villa was fantastic. Very private even though it has a shared drive you would never know there was a villa next door. The views of the lake and sea were totally amazing.
    The pictures really show this villa exactly as it is. Beautiful.

    Easy reach to Kournas Lake, Chania, Rethymnon and Georgioupli by car. Balos Beach is really worth a visit. There are quite a few tavernas just a few kilometres drive and all of them served great food.

    We would have no hesitation returning (as we have already booked for 2020) or recommending either villa Victoria or Joseph it was fabulous
  • Period of Stay: May 2018
    Wow what a fantastic time we had at this villa! it has the best view and everything you need for a comfirtable stay. The host was very welcoming and in touch throughtout our stay should we need anything. When we return to Crete we will stay here again without question :)
  • Highly recommended!

    Period of Stay: Aug 2017
    We had a lovely holiday in Victoria Villa. It's very comfortable and well equipped, with a good-sized pool. A really lovely place to relax. The view over Lake Kournas to the sea, and towards the mountains, is stunning! The owner is very kind and friendly. The villa is well located a few minutes drive to the tavernas near the lake, and only ten minutes drive to Georgioupolis. Not too far to Rethymno or Chania for sight-seeing. It's also well worth driving through the mountains to the south coast. All in all, it was a great place to stay. I recommend it without hesitation!
  • Everything perfect !

    Period of Stay: Jun 2017
    The villa and its equipments, the garden, the pool, the view, the situation, everything is really perfect in Victoria villa. Without forgetting the so cute cats and kitten :-)

    We loved Kournas lake, and Georgioupoli, lovely village where we could find everything we needed until 11 pm.

    Thanks to Giannis for his heartwarming welcome and his presents for leaving.

    We love Crete and its inhabitants !
  • Ein herrliches Urlaubsdomizil

    Period of Stay: Jun 2017
    Nach langem suchen haben wir unser Traumhaus gefunden. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt während unseres Aufenthalts.Es fehlte uns an nichts!Das Haus und der Garten ließen keine Wünsche offen, alles sehr gepflegt und schön angelegt. Die Aussicht über den See im Tal und das Meer ist einfach wunderschön. Die Strände, Einkaufsmöglichkeiten, Restaurants und alles was man braucht ist in wenigen Minuten zu erreichen. Die Kommunikation mit dem Hausbesitzer Giannis war auch super. Das Haus und die Umgebung sind in jeder Hinsicht empfehlenswert. Wir waren ganz sicher nicht zum letzten Mal dort!

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  • Quel accueil et quelle vue!

    Period of Stay: May 2017
    Nous avons passé une semaine dans cette villa avec notre petit garçon de 2 ans.

    La villa est superbe (traditionnelle avec tout le confort moderne), grande et pleine de charme. La vue est exceptionnelle (vue sur mer/lac/montagne)! Il y a beaucoup de restaurants/tavernes autour.

    Le plus; un accueil incroyable de la part du propriétaire; il est super sympa et très convivial. Un grand merci à lui pour sa gentillesse! Nous reviendrons certainement si nous revenons en Crête.
  • Hitting The Jackpot

    Period of Stay: Aug 2016
    Having stayed in affordable self catering accommodation annually for about two decades, we have stayed in memorably comfortable and well appointed villas and in delightfully quiet villas and in villas with incredible views, but this must be the first time that we have hit the jackpot and found all three in one single stay.

    What we saw in the pictures was what we got. It is well designed, roomy and comfy inside and outside. There is a choice of places to enjoy the sunshine, on the grass around the pool, on the ground floor terrace or an upstairs balcony. The view from all three, across the lake in the valley below and yonder to the sea and dramatic coastline beyond must be challenging to surpass.

    The external areas are well equipped with loungers, garden chairs, dining set and a cracking pool of good size that, remarkably, seems to clean itself. Inside, a friendly team of maids descends twice a week to keep the place in order and change the linen and towels.

    There are some very good tavernas within easy reach between the villa and the lake, particularly, in our view, Georgia’s , where the lady of the house delights in sitting down with you to run through the menu before orchestrating the arrival of high quality traditional local fare.

    The icing on the cake of a stay at Villa Victoria, though, is the owner, Giannis. The friendliest patron we have had the pleasure to rent our accommodation from. There to greet us, back several times in a fortnight to check that all was well and there to see us off at departure time, always with a friendly smile and tales to tell. Our own tale to tell was of Yannis chasing an escaped goat around the extensive grounds. Well, who could blame it for thinking it would have a better lot around the pool of the villa than in its own olive grove next door.

  • Lovely Villa with Mesmerising View

    Period of Stay: Oct 2016
    This was our third stay at Villa Victoria since 2013 and each time it captivates us with its lovely private pool, garden, spectacular views over Lake Kournas, the mountains and toward the sea where the town of Geogiopoulis is just a 10 minute drive away. There are 3 tavernas within a 5 minute drive of the villa.

    Giannis, the owner, is very generous host and is always contactable in the event of any problem.

    A very relaxing peaceful place to spend a holiday. We look forward to returning in the future.
  • Beautiful villa with the best view

    Period of Stay: Jul 2016
    Villa Victoria is a very comfortable and tastefully well-appointed villa which is set in a beautiful location with views over the lake and the sea. Gianni, the host is very hospitable and thoughtful and always bringing presents of local fruit and produce. Perfect peaceful retreat with a lovely swimming pool and areas to relax.
  • Wonderful location

    Period of Stay: Jun 2016
    We really enjoyed our 2 weeks stay at Villa Victoria. The villa has an excellent location just above Kournas Lake. The views over the lake, the sea and the mountains are really wonderful. It is a very calm and relaxing location with an excellent pool. The site has two villas, but located such that privacy is guaranteed. We had a very warm welcome from the owner, who is very helpful if you would need something, and who also gives good advice about things to do in the neighbourhood. There are a lot of nice restaurants around (Kavalos just down the road, Athitis a little further just above the lake, or Arkadi at the port of Georgioupoli just 10 minutes by car). It is also a good starting point to visit the area (the Kournas lake, Chora Sfakion, Loutro, the Imbros gorge, Argiroupoli, Plakias, Rethymnon, etc.). We surely recommend!