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Villa Splendid

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
7 nights minimum 
Villa
Villa Splendid overlooks the beautiful Lake Kournas with its many tavernas but serene atmosphere. Watch the eagles soar over the Lake, spot the turtles in their special conservation area. This villa has an uninterrupted view over the Lake, sea views, and mountain - a breathtaking vista. If you can tear yourself away, there is a tourist train from the Lake to Georgopolis which is a popular tourist resort, this is a ten minute trip, the train also takes you to other places of interest. The villa is newly built and has 3 double bedrooms and sleeps 6 to 8 . It also has air conditioning and a private pool. The villa is a stroll away from the taverna and a 2 minute drive or 10 minute walk to the many tavernas by the Lake.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlySmoking allowed
Please no glasses by the pool area
Bedrooms
2 Doubles3 Singles1 Cot
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Shower

Meet the host
Linda J
Hosting since September 2008
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestswifi is not available directly at the villa but is available at Katrina's taverna a 2 minute walk away from the villa and at Georgina's taverna opposite the Lake

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Reviews (17)
Angela M
Angela M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mama Mia!
Stunning location. Views to die for. Villa is in a traditional Cretian style which we loved. Welcome pack a lovely addition. Lake Kournas just stunning and to be able to go out on the pedalo and turtle search is just amazing! All Surrounding tavernas have the most amazing food with great prices. Georgopolis is the place to go for yet further delicious Greek food and bars and lovely shops. The beach is here with a beautiful walk to the chapel where you can light a candle. Mama Mia ! Will definitely return
Visited August 2023
Written 23 September 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

janet f
janet f
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great, as always.
We have stayed at Villa Splendid for several years and always have a great time. The villa is roomy with everything you need for your stay, with plenty of towels, sheets toilet rolls, washing up liquid etc. Beds are a bit hard, (hence 4 stars and not 5) but this doesn’t spoil our stay. Nice pool and sunbathing area. The nearest taverna is only a few steps away and the food is excellent. We always hire a car which we pick up at the airport and we use this to visit the beach and to go grocery shopping in Georioupoli.
Visited September 2023
Written 23 September 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Fiona T
Fiona T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Good value and great location
Gorgeous views. Lovely big terraces to enjoy and nice private pool. Taverna very close. Good value for money.
Visited June 2023
Written 2 September 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

tonyK5933NG
tonyK5933NG
London, United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely location and comfortable accommodation
Fabulous property with an amazing location. Views of the lake are breathtaking, and we never got tired of them. The pool is well maintained and the sun terrace is an amazing sun trap. The villa is well appointed with all the things you need for a family. Air conditioning in all rooms and the beds are very comfortable. It has plenty of space for 4 adults. Katrina’s taverna is a 5 second walk away (up the hill), and offers fabulous authentic Greek food. We had lunch there most days. The lake is probably a 10 minute walk down the hill - it will be a slower return walk! The lake is fabulous and has tavernas and shops located nearby. You can have a meal or a drink, or an ice cream. As the other reviewers comment, Georgioupoli is a 10 minute tax and costs 9€. There is plenty to do and see - restaurants, cocktail bars and the beach. Also a very interesting chapel slightly out to sea, accessed via a rocky path.
Visited August 2023
Written 2 September 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

debbie j
debbie j
Buxted, United Kingdom26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent with amazing views.
We are slowly moving round Linda's villas as they are great value for money and this one is probably the best for our size of family. As always the booking process was easy from Linda's team with all the information your require. The villa is set on two floors with large terraces, the pool is on a lower terrace with access via a gate. This is a great safety feature for families with younger children. As Linda's other villas they are spotlessly clean on arrival with fresh linen and towels. All information if you have a problem or query is there, however if we have had an issue a quick email has had things sorted within hours. I am not sure about the reviews saying there were issues about the fridge. All was fine when we were there. The villa has amazing views over the fresh water lake and is minutes from a number of excellent tavernas. Be careful of the portion sizes at the taverna along the road- starters are not required! They also serve a wonderful Cretan beer and wine. On Sundays they cook large chunks of meat on the open fire and spit which tasted amazing. We hired a car, however the local town and beach is only minutes away by taxi. The information book has the number for taxis. Mention 'Linda' and they seem to come quicker! We love this place and will try and book it for next year.
Visited September 2022
Written 3 August 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

JEAN-ERIC T
JEAN-ERIC T
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
UNE VUE INCROYABLE, MAIS CELA NE SUFFIT PAS ...
L'emplacement est idéal, face au lac, à 10 minutes en voiture de Georgioupolis et de la mer. Par contre le confort de la maison est spartiate, la piscine et ses abords ne sont absolument pas entretenue. L'ensemble fait plutôt délabré, la climatisation est présente mais hyper bruyante. Par contre la vue de la terrasse est magnifique. Cette location qui est donnée pour 8 personnes, est en fait pour 6, le 7éme dort sur un lit cage et le 8ème se retrouve sur un canapé même pas convertible, le réfrigérateur est juste assez grand pour 2 personnes. Nous n'avons fait qu'y coucher, préférant le confort des plages avoisinantes. Je recommande de passer faire un tour sur le site, mais sachez qu'il y a beaucoup mieux à louer autour, car pour le prix nous avons été extrêmement déçu de l’ensemble.
Visited August 2021
Written 26 August 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

melanie c
melanie c
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful location
On arrival at the villa I was blown away by the beautiful view. The villa itself and layout of the terraces is great, especially the pool terrace being sunken for extra privacy . The air conditioning is very welcomed in the night as is the beautiful view of the night sky. The surrounding tavernas offer delicious fresh food and the staff are really friendly. If you preferre to be in a quiet relaxed location away from large hotels this is perfect. It’s a ten min taxi ride from the town(approx 8-9 euros) , there are no shops close by so a trip to the supermarket for basics is advisable. The tavernas by the lake are lovely to visit for an evening meal. Surprisingly very reasonable prices. We all loved our stay at Villa Splendid and wish to visit again in the future .
Visited July 2019
Written 14 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Camper728849
Camper728849
Dear Melanie Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your time at villa splendid and look forward to seeing you in the future.
Written 18 August 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Matthew C
Matthew C
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic place to stay
We came as a party of 7 at the end of July 2019 for 10 nights with 4 adults, 2 young children (4 and 2 years old) and a teen. The villa is in a stunning place, almost in the middle of nowhere, as well as being relatively close walking distance to basic amenities (tavernas & tourist shops on the lake) For general food shopping etc you need to go to Giogioupolis (5mins in a taxi). Downsides to the villa - If you’re a bit picky about decor, the kitchen & furniture could do with a slight update, but this didn’t really bother us - Not hugely child friendly, there are a lot of steps and some do have sharp edges. - The kitchen is on the top floor and accessing it can be a slight pain, particularly if you’re wet from the pool. - Advertised as being able to accommodate 8 people, however the kitchen is slightly small. Therefore if you were preparing a meal for 8 people, there isn’t much worktop space and not a lot of cupboard space. Upsides to the villa - A/C works perfectly - Wardrobe space is good - Bathroom is a decent size and also a shower room on the top floor which is handy - STUNNING LOCATION with breathtaking views over the lake - 5mins taxi ride or 20mins on the train from Giogioupolis (beaches, shops, bars etc) - 30 seconds walk from nearest taverna (with child’s play ground too) - Other tavernas near the lake are around a 10mins walk down the hill (most have a child play area) - Lovely balcony with table/parasol etc - Pool area is great with ample room as well as 2 parasols and 8 sunbeds which were comfy - Mosquito repellent plug ins were provided which was a nice touch & very good. - Welcome pack of food essentials were very much appreciated - Villa was clean on arrival with plenty of towels etc - Cleaner and pool maintenance came half way through our stay which was great. - Pool has a light and the exterior of the villa is well lit for evenings. I would recommend a car or some form of transport, ie quad / scooter) but this is certainly not essential. Any downsides the villa has, pale into insignificance due to location and views. I did not liaise directly with the owner, but my friend did and she said she had zero issues with the communication with the owners etc. This is a great place and we are hoping to book again for 2020. I give this 9/10. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.
Visited August 2019
Written 3 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Camper728849
Camper728849
Hi So glad you had a really good time and thank you for your wonderful feedback all of which is noted. We do hope you become one of our regular clients and look forward to hearing from you.
Written 4 August 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Armoricain29280
Armoricain29280
Locmaria-Plouzane, France21 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Grande villa au calme
Belle villa très spacieuse avec une vue magnifique sur le lac de Kournas et la mer au loin. La villa est au calme mais bien située pour rayonner sur l'île. Grande piscine avec une vue à couper le souffle, à 50 mètres d'une taverne où l'on mange magnifiquement bien et à un prix très modique. Le moins pour cette location est que la propriétaire n'est pas sur place, nous avons dû attendre une semaine pour que la climatisation soit réparée dans une chambre, une fois tous les intermédiaires alertés. De plus, la villa est vieillissante et peu d'investissements sont réalisés ; un mini frigo pour 8 sans congélateur qui avait du mal à faire du froid c'est plus que limite sans compter que la propriétaire sur un précédent commentaire s'était engagée à le changer, un an plus tard c'est toujours le même rafistolé avec du scotch, la climatisation qui ne fonctionnait pas dans une chambre, la télévision qui ne fonctionnait pas, un parasol sur la terrasse très fatigué que nous avons dû nous même réparer avec du cordage, une piscine très vite sale dès qu'il y a du vent, pas de lave-vaisselle alors que la villa peut accueillir 8 personnes... En conclusion villa très agréable, spacieuse, au calme mais qui manque cruellement d'investissements, au regard du prix de location (200 €/par jour).
Visited July 2019
Written 28 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Camper728849
Camper728849
Hi Thank you for your feedback.. As you are aware in the documentation we sent to you before your arrival we did give you direct contact numbers for our staff who look after the villas for us. The air conditioning was advised to us by our staff that it was in working order and the previous clients in the villa had not advised us of any problems with it but our staff got someone in to check it all over as soon as they could to be as helpful to you as possible. The villa is very well maintained as a traditional Cretian villa and if at any time the pool became dirty due to winds our staff would have kindly come and sorted this out for you if they are made aware. We give all clients their direct numbers so they can help you with any issues as soon as they are made aware. The fridge is in full working order and has been repaired since last year. We were advised it did not need replacing. We are sorry to hear you found it a little expensive but are glad you overall had a nice holiday.
Written 4 August 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

simon s
simon s
Salisbury, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Villa Splendid
Lovely location peaceful and quiet with great views. Clean linen and towels. Clean pool, cleaned during 7 day stay aswell. Good taverna next door for breakfast and lunch with great coffee and pleasant service. Plenty of sun beds. Books to read and binoculars to use to see views of lovely lake.
Visited July 2019
Written 10 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Camper728849
Camper728849
Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad you had a good time and hope you become when of our regular clients
Written 29 July 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Terrace
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Fireplace
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Waterfront views
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Nearby
  • Hiking areas

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About the neighbourhood
The cosmopolitan town of Chania has been voted the most beautiful on Crete and rightly so, with the White Mountains as a backdrop, its Venetian harbour, museums, fascinating indoor market and an old quarter of narrow streets packed with interesting shops, Chania offers something for most visitors. It is a vibrant lively town steeped in Byzantine, Venetian and Turkish history. The harbour area is a great place to sit and watch the world go by or you may like to try the park on Tzanakaki Street where there is a popular cafe tucked away in the trees. Chania is easily accessible from all of our properties either by bus, taxi or car.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Thomsonfly and Thomascook fly direct to Crete. Olympic also fly to Crete but with a stop/transfer in Athens. Easyjet, Ryan air also fly there. Chania airport is approx 40 mins by car from the villa and Heraklion airport is approx 1.5 hours away by car. We do not arrange car hire. We recommend you arrange this directly with your airline or we can arrange taxi transfer for you and you settle up directly with the drivers. The company we use know where all our villas are. The current cost is approx 70 euros from chania airport each way and from Heraklion almost double

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
November to March - the weather is warm until Christmas. Price negotiable. Our prices include: *A welcome pack with essential items on arrival *cleaning of the villa on departure PLEASE NOTE OUR VILLA IS THE SAME PRICE HOWEVER MANY GUESTS STAY. UP TO 8 GUESTS ALLOWED please note the villa is the same price however many people occupy it up to a maximum of 8 guests A non-refundable deposit of 10% (minimum £50.00 per week) is required to secure your reservation. A provisional booking will be held for 24 hours so that you can arrange your flights and car hire if necessary. Balance payments are expected 6 weeks prior to arrival. Payment is accepted by cash or by cheque. Details will be sent in your confirmation letter. Should you wish to make any amendments to your booking we will endeavour to fulfil your requirements but an admin charge will be made for this. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate you.

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Villa Splendid is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

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