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Villa Alba, Gouves, Crete, Greece
VILLA ALBA, GOUVES, CRETE
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Villa Alba

Gouves, Crete

Villa Summary

This impressive 5 bedroom villa built over 3 levels is in a great location in the resort of Gouves, with the beach only a 5 minute walk away, making this villa ideal for beach lovers! This stylish sleek property is set over 3 floors with a private pool and great outdoor terrace- perfect for large groups and families. What's more the resort centre is around 5 minutes' drive away with a selection of shops and restaurants, while the popular Hersonissos is 5 minutes further. WiFi and air conditioning/heating in bedrooms and lounge are included.

Arrival & Departure Day :
Villa check in time from 16:00 Information
Villa check out time 10:00 Information

Villa Features

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 10
  • Beach 600 yds
  • Pool 14 x 23 ft
  • Free Air Con
  • Wifi
  • Car Not Required Information
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Why our Crete expert loves this villa
quoteupper The magnificent central position - only a 5 minutes' walk from the beach, centre of the resort and plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from! quotelower
Villa Description
Swimming pool, pool terrace and sunbathing area

The inviting private pool is set amongst a garden with a grass lawn, trees and shrubs- ideal for children to play. With the pool surrounded by sun loungers it will be perfect for working on your holiday tan. A few steps from the pool area lead to a brick BBQ and 6 steps up from the pool area will take you to the dining area with a table and chairs, ideal for those alfresco meals. You will also be able to enjoy those picturesque views of surrounding headland.

From the pool terrace there is a separate external staircase with 13 steps which lead to the basement level.


Entrance

Villa Alba has a private gated car parking area from the street with space for 2 hire cars. From which, a path leads to the pool and garden area, and the 6 steps up to the front door.


Kitchen

On the ground floor there is a sleek kitchen equipped with modern appliances and a breakfast bar, which is perfect for enjoying your morning coffee. A door leads from the kitchen to steps down to the garden and BBQ area.

There is also a kitchen on the basement floor with table and chairs everything you need for cooking those tasty meals.


Living spaces

For all that important holiday relaxion there are plenty of places to choose from, the main lounge is on the ground floor and is bright and spacious with a comfortable L-shaped sofa, a wall mounted flat screen TV, as well as a glass topped wooden dining table and chairs.

Thanks to the patio doors and windows, this area is flooded with natural light. What's more, the terrace is just off the living area with a dining table and chairs - the choice is yours where to relax and enjoy that Cretian Sun!

The basement can be accessed via a staircase from the ground floor with a spacious living area with comfortable seating, a flat screen tv and coffee tables, great for those relaxing evenings.


Bedroom and bathrooms

A flight of stairs from the lounge area leads you to the first floor, where there is 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom and a private balcony with views of the mountains. 2 twin bedrooms can be found on this floor each with access to a shared balcony sharing the same views. There is a separate shower room on this floor as well as a utility room with a washing machine. All bedrooms are spacious and decorated with neutral tones.

From the lounge area on the ground floor, a staircase of 18 steps takes you down to the basement. There is a further 2 spacious double bedrooms, sharing the facilities of a separate shower room. From this floor there is an separate entrance via 13 steps from the terrace and BBQ area.


This villa has applied to be licenced by the EOT Greek licensing association. The licence number will follow.
Key Notes
  • Villa Plus In-Resort Service  
  • Mid Week Towel Change & Light Clean  
  • Bed Linen  
  • Bathroom Towels  
  • Iron & Ironing Board  
  • Villa check in time from 16:00   Information
  • Villa check out time 10:00   Information

Villa facilities

  • 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom  
  • 2 double bedrooms  
  • 2 twin bedrooms  
  • 2 shower rooms  
  • 1 WC  

Indoor amenities

  • FREE WiFi  
  • FREE Air conditioning/heating in 5 bedrooms and lounge  
  • Satellite TV   Information
  • Safe  
  • DVD Player  
  • Washing machine  
  • Dishwasher  
  • Microwave  
  • Hairdryers  
  • Bluetooth Speakers  

Outdoor amenities

  • Alarm And Nightlight  
  • Brick BBQ  
  • Car parking (off-road gated)  
  • Pool/Billiard Table  
  • Pool Size: 14 x 23 ft  
  • Pool Depth:  
Villa Location
Villa Alba is a semi-detached villa in a great location, with only 440 yards away there is the resort centre with a selection of shops, traditional tavernas, a mini market and cafes. Gouves Beach offers sheltered bays and golden sands. It has parasols and sunbeds for lounging and exciting water sports to keep everyone entertained. A little further afield is the busy resort of Hersonissos, whereby a local bus service operates frequently as well as to several other resorts including Analypsis, Malia and Heraklion. Hersonissos is a popular destination for those looking to watch the sun come up but equally, families enjoy the attractions it offers.

Location features

Local markets and shopping

There is a mini market within walking distance from the villa, alternatively, there are many shopping opportunities in Hersonissos, 15 minutes' drive away. Aghios Nikolaos has a farmers market every Wednesday and the same market operates in Ierapetra on a Saturday.


Bars and restaurants

There are many tavernas and restaurants in Gouves serving both traditional and international cuisine. If you want a lively backdrop, make for the beach road in Hersonissos where you will find lots of bars in between restaurants offering both Greek and international cuisine. If you head to Heraklion it's buzzing with fish tavernas overlooking the marina. Sip an ice cold ouzo and savour some freshly caught fish with a great Greek salad - what more could you ask for?


Beaches

The main beach in Kato Gouves is a mixture of sandy and rocky stretches with sunbeds and umbrellas for hire. The nearby resorts of Analypsis and Hersonissos also have beaches offering plenty of facilities. Further afield, about a 50-minute drive away is the lovely sandy Almiros Beach in Aghios Nikolaos and just a further 10-minute drive is Vouliasmeni Beach in Istron with its golden sands and small coves.


Family fun

Families will find plenty to do in the area whether it's a trip to Water City or Aqua Plus with slides suitable for all ages. The Crete Aquarium is only around 20 minutes' drive away and is run by the Marine Biology Department of Crete University and is perfect for a family day out.

Set amongst four acres in a beautiful spot in Hersonissos, 20 minutes drive away from Villa Alba is Star Beach offers a day of fun for both children and adults alike. It features a spacious pool complex with water slides, a children’s playground and free on-site parking facilities. Well-worth a visit!

Alternatively, a couple of hours at the Dinosaur Park to 'watch' a dinosaur egg hatch in the 'dinosaur hospital' is good fun for all the family which is only 20 minutes' walk away.


Places of interest

The Lassithi Plateau attracts many visitors each year with it famous caves and verdant fields cultivating produce which is exported around the world.

A trip to Aghios Nikolaos is well worth it and also drive up to Elounda and Plaka which is around 40 minutes' drive away. Or why not take a boat across to Spinalonga? This island has impressive architecture and a very interesting history. The award winning and best-selling book 'The Island' by Victoria Hislop is set on the island and shares the fictional story of a family's ties to the former leper colony.

For those who like archaeology, there are many Minoan sites in Crete so take your pick depending on how far you want to travel!


Golf

The Crete Golf Club is an 18-hole golf course and located just outside Hersonissos. Booking is advisable as it can get rather busy during the summer months.


Remember...

Every villa comes with its own manual, complete with details of the best restaurants, taxis, local amenities and activities. And of course, our reps are on hand to make sure you love your holiday more. If you need any advice or tips on the local area, they will be more than happy to help.


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GPS coordinates

Latitude: 35.332149

Longitude: 25.313079

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Activities and things to do
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Gouves Beach
Gouves, it is a mixture of sand and shale and is very unspoilt. The beaches dotted along the beach road of Gouves vary from sandy to pebbly. Some having sunbeds and umbrellas for hire.
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Aquaplus
Aquaplus water park is split into two connected sections,one for adults including the extreme slides and the other beng for children.The slides are set amongst gardens full of cretan trees and exotic flowers.The park offers from 50 slides, games and catering facilities.They use a cashless bracelet scheme and have a system setup to reduce the waiting time for the slides.Sunbeds and umbrellas are included in entry price.
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Labyrinth Park
As the name suggests this is a maze where the objective is to find the centre and the Minotaur, then find the escape route!! Its great fun for all the family and the route is changed regularly. It's a 3D maze with steps and bridges too just to make it more interesting! Along the way visitors will learn more about the myths and legends surrounding the famous Minotaur of Knossos.

There is also a mini golf and cafe, too for less energetic explorers. Children can also have a go in the pottery workshop where Minoan items are reproduced. An eco-garden with aromatic Cretan herbs, fruit trees and vegetable garden are all cultivated to ecological standards.

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Scuba Diving
Registered Paddy scuba diving centres are available in many resorts offering diving in caves at night, wall diving, as well as deep diving. In-experienced divers can catered for at selected locations. A pick up service is available to the venue.

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Hersonissos Golf
The only golf course on Crete is 2 miles away from Hersonissos and has 18 holes.

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