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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)
Lauren P
Lauren P
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great villa in lovely location
Lovely 3 bed villa with fantastic private pool. Gorgeous views to the lake. The host was very responsive and helpful. Comes with a welcome basket of necessity’s which was very useful. Great taverna close by for food and to access WiFi (none at property). Would definitely recommend both the property and the Lake Kournas area in general.
Visited August 2018
Written 29 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Camper728849
Camper728849
Thank you for taking the time to do a review. We really appreciate your comments. Hope to see you again!
Written 12 September 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Laura B
Laura B
London, United Kingdom11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Pool, lake, sea, mountains - idyllic
The villa has a delightful pool with masses of outdoor space and copious sun loungers. By far the most special thing though is the stunning view of beautiful Lake Kournas below and the sea a little further in the distance. At the lake, pedalos are available and the water is clean and warm for swimming. Plenty of tavernas available too. The villa itself has lots of space and all 3 double rooms lead directly on to the pool area. My only gripe would be a fridge that was far too small for 6 and didn’t get properly cold. A lovely terrace and barbecue also look over the lake. The local town of Georgioupolis is a 10 minute drive away and a lively (if not particularly beautiful) spot with plenty of bars, tavernas and shops, plus a long stretch of sandy beach. Overall, I highly rate Villa Splendid. We had a glorious stay and I’d be happy to go back!
Visited August 2018
Written 19 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Camper728849
Camper728849
So glad to hear you had a wonderful holiday and we are currently in the process of getting a new fridge. Hope to see you again soon
Written 2 September 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Paolo V
Paolo V
Monza, Italy4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Not bad
Plus very nice view and straregic positionn for our trip plan Minus the area outside the house/swimming poll was not so clean, non light to use pool after sunset
Visited August 2017
Written 22 August 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Camper728849
Camper728849
Thank you for your review. We will speak to our staff to find out about the cleanliness issue outside the house and by the pool as this should have been spotless? Also we will not be putting lighting up for swims after sunset I'm afraid as this would be a health and safety issue.
Written 3 September 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Hoggs
Hoggs
Windsor, United Kingdom6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent villa in a stunning location
We arrived late and arrived to find a lovely villa, plenty of room and a nice welcome pack from the owners. It was not until we woke up in the morning and looked out until we saw what a gem we had found. The view over the lake and past to the sea was spectacular. Looking from the upper balcony, over your private pool to a huge lake and then olive groves before the sea is a view you will never get tired of. The accommodation was clean, well proportioned with all the basics you need for a great holiday. Air con in all the rooms and mosquito blinds built into every door and window caters for all cooling and ventilation needs. There is a big kettle BBQ to use on the upper patio. The three main bedrooms have direct access to the lower patio and the pool. Plenty of pool furniture available around a good sized pool. The local taverna is p for breakfast and was still serving at midnight on our first night. Good food at a good price and only 50 meters away! The other tavernas all serve great food with Ambrosia (5 minute walk away) offering the best locally. You do need to spray for mosquitos there though... The lake is beautiful and a must is the pedallo hire on the lake. Fish, terrapins, eeels, and bird life all there for the viewing. Or just relax and use the binoculars in the villa to watch the others pedalling away.... A car is an essential for here. We would have been fairly stuffed without it. Georgeopolis is close enough if you want the busier side of life and far enough away if you don't. We had a really great 10 days there and would not hesitate to recommend the stay to others.
Visited July 2017
Written 2 August 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Camper728849
Camper728849
We are very glad you had a wonderful time and hope to see you again soon
Written 26 August 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

090265
090265
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous family holiday at Villa Splendid
Just back from an excellent two week stay at Villa Splendid. Perfect for our family of five which includes three teenage boys. The villa is modern,spacious and was spotlessly clean on our arrival.A welcome pack of wine,bread,olive oil,milk and preserves was perfect after a long journey. The villa is on two levels with three bedrooms and bathroom on the ground floor and kitchen/lounge and shower room upstairs. Outside there is a balcony with outdoor table and chairs and a barbeque and on the ground floor a generous pool area and an additional terrace. The villa has a well equipped kitchen and there is a plentiful supply of towels available ,in addition all the linen was changed during our stay and the pool was cleaned. The location of the property is breathtaking with wonderful views of Lake Kournas and the coast.We enjoyed many days out on the lake which a lovely 15 minute walk from the villa,and visits to the beach at Georgioupolis which was a 10 minute drive away. We barbequed at the villa on a number of occasions and visited the Kavalos Taverna, which is just a minutes walk from the villa, frequently.Excellent ,simple Cretan food in a beautiful setting. Anne and Richard who look after the property for the owner are very helpful and friendly. We would highly recommend Villa Splendid as the perfect place to stay in Crete.
Visited July 2017
Written 21 July 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Camper728849
Camper728849
We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday
Written 26 August 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

david h
david h
London, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
An amazing villa with a view to match.
Stayed in this villa in August. It is a most beautiful villa with an excellent pool and all the amenities you could ever wish for in a holiday rental. The villa is beautifully maintained inside and out and we had many an enjoyable evening sitting on the balcony enjoying the setting sun over the mountain that is above the lake. The view over the fresh water like is exceptional and in the 11 days we were there you could never tire of it. We swam in the lake every morning before breakfast. There are many superb local tavernas to eat in, and a visit to the local town of Georgopolis is a must to enjoy a walk along the seafront with a drink in one of the many local bars. I would highly recommend this villa.
Visited August 2015
Written 3 October 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Camper728849
Camper728849
So glad you enjoyed your stay
Written 27 August 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

herecmstrouble
herecmstrouble
Knebworth, United Kingdom10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
THE VIEWS ARE TO DIE FOR - STUNNING PLACE
We arrived during the night so it wasn't until we awoke that we truly saw the views, opening the bedroom doors to those views was amazing, the photos look great, but the reality is so much better. Villa is huge, very spacious and Kevin & Teri were lovely hosts. I was with my mum & aunt (all 3 of us aged 35 - 55), we got a taxi every other day into Georgopolis for trip out (also closest supermarket) (its 8€ each way, we decided this was cheaper than hiring a car for us). English is spoken by most out there so had no problems communicating, food is wonderful, so fresh & tasty. Lake Kuernos is great fun with the pedalos, tavernas & souvenier shops. Katrinas Taverna which is literally 2 villas away is SUPERB, she cooks to order and it was some of the best food we tasted and very reasonable (around 30€ for the 3 of us to eat & drink!!) Please remember at night once sun goes down it does cool down a fair bit, so warm clothes are a must for the evenings/nights. Take DVD's if you want to watch tv, theres a small portable DVD player to use. Local Tv is available. There is no Wifi in the actual villa although Katrinas up the road has it, so you just walk outside and up the road to borrow their signal. Ensure you keep plenty of bottled water, Cretes water & electric can come and go, so just be prepared, we managed to survive fine with it all. As ell as the view of the lakes you also have the sea view which is also amazing. The Sweets & Desserts place in Georgopolis square is amazing, waffles, crepes and yummy cakes, ice creams and shakes is a must to visit. Cotton club down towards the beach is also a great taverna to eat at. There is a bread van every morning, he beeps around 9am and stops just up the road, fresh bread, rolls & biscuits, perfect for your breakfast if you catch him. Most of all...ENJOY!!!
Visited April 2015 Travelled with family
Written 19 April 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Camper728849
Camper728849
Thank you so much for your response and so glad you had a good time
Written 27 August 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

nicky0137
nicky0137
Surrey, United Kingdom13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful, cant wait to go back.
What can i say, the views are to die for, the Villa is very spacious and relaxing. We had lots of room for a family of six. Great size pool, and just a short walk down to the beautiful Lake Kournas. There is a pair of Eagles that fly over the villa now and then and there is some binoculars to doing some eagle spotting. Kids enjoyed going on the pedalos to look for the turtles. We found lots of fish, and the food is great, and very good value for money. We got a hire car and went down to giogopolli beach which is a lovely beach and the sea is so warm the kids loved it. You can get taxis to order if you fancy a night in giogopolli but we were quite content to visit yanis restaurant half way up to the villa. Anna and yani are very freindly and always welcomed us. Also the taverner up near the villa is great and the views are beautiful looking out to see with the sunset. Definitely a great holiday with great memories.
Visited August 2014 Travelled with family
Written 1 October 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Camper728849
Camper728849
Wonderful. Thank you so much
Written 27 August 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

tee2xx
tee2xx
Mansfield Woodhouse, United Kingdom7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stunning views
Lovely, quiet area and the views are absolutely stunning. The villa itself has almost everything you could need. Kev and Terri are the perfect hosts and were great company too. They told us lots of good places to visit and we had a brilliant holiday here. Our group was made up of family (ages 18-48) and I would definitely go back. Personally, I would say that it would probably not be the best place for children as the pool areas are natural stone and can be quite sharp and the stairs are quite steep down to it. (Just my opinion) Although everything possible has been done to minimise risk. (Gates on pool, matting over a small area of the stone, warning signs etc) I would definitely recommend a car as there is very little within walking distance and the hills are quite steep. The tarverna up the hill (Katrina's) do fabulous authentic greek food, but down the hill the restaurants are not as good (and twice the price). There was a large bees nest in the wall by the pool which might annoy some people (didn't really bother us too much and this is something which could be dealt with - we mentioned it to Kev but told him we were ok with it) . Private parking signs on the drive would be good as very often the neighbours took this space which was annoying as the road is very narrow so you have to park further up the hill. Also, a weird running water sound in the bathroom constantly ???? Overall, this place was fantastic and the only things that would have made it absolutely perfect would have been a fridge downstairs (so you don't have to go right up to the kitchen for drinks in the day) and WIFI. (Cost us a fortune topping up the girl's mobiles !!) In Georgiopolis (8 Euros each way) the church in the sea is fascinating and the Cotton Club is well worth a visit for lunch - Lattes to die for !! If possible I would have given this a 4.5 star rather than just a 4 !!
Visited August 2012 Travelled with family
Written 16 October 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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

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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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