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“Couples hideaway just for 2, amongst the orange and lemon trees”

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Essential Information
Sleeps (Max) 2
Bedrooms 1
Shower Rooms 1
Maid Service Included
Pool Private 9.6 x 4.7
A/C Included
Floor Area m² 60
Booking Information
Check-In Any day (after 16:00)
Check-Out Any day (before 10:00)
Minimum stay 5 nights
Local Facilities
Beach 5 km
Tavernas 3.3 km
Mini Market 1.3 km
Distances from Airport/Port
Chania 26 km,30mins
Ferry Port Souda 14 km, 15mins
Heraklion 146km, 2 hours
Villa Equipment
Local TV
Dish Washer
Washing Machine
Hair Dryer
Toaster
Kettle
Sun Lounger
WiFi
Safe
Fan
BBQ
Filter Coffee Machine
Iron & Board
Fridge
Freezer
Hob
Cooking Utensils
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£108

Maro's Spitaki, Varipetro, Crete  *** Sunday Times Top 100 Holidays***  
Free wifi

 

No more than 15 minutes by car from bustling Chania harbour and a 5 to 10 minute drive across country to the sandy beach at Kalamaki,  Varipetro, the local  village, boasts no more than a bakery, a couple of small shops selling basic necessities and a little cafenion. There are nevertheless some very good tavernas close at hand, in the nearby villages of Galatas and Daratsos approx 5 - 8 kms away.

 

Perfectly formed for two and positively oozing tranquillity  Maros Spitaki is set in a Garden of Eden with, and here we make no apology, a somewhat ostentatious swimming pool and huge barbecue all screened by high hedges from the only neighbouring house.

 

The open plan living room of this villa  has a cosy sitting area with fitted sofas and a TV and CD Player sitting amongst the authentic Cretan artifacts arranged on meticulously crafted wooden shelving, in keeping with the simple, aesthetic style of this villa with pool.

 

At the far end of the room, the kitchen area has a large fridge freezer along with cooker and a dining table by an open fireplace.

 

Off the living room, the air conditioned double bedroom has a well-appointed ensuite bathroom, attractively finished with blue and white wall tiles.

 

The cloistered rear courtyard is a veritable suntrap and has stairs up to a simple roof terrace where a shady grape arbour has astounding panoramic views across miles of open countryside, where orange and olive groves stretch to the distant phantom blue hills.

Beyond the house, a flower bordered path stretches some 80 metres to the start of the orange groves. On either side of the path are yet further fruit trees, including avocados, kiwi fruit, pomegranates and kumquats as well as oranges and lemons.

  

Stone tables and benches are located in shady spots around the garden and there's even a couple of swings for the young at heart. Apart from fruit trees, Yiannis, the owner keeps chickens in a outhouse in the garden and there are also some itinerant ducks who wander off into the orange groves during the day and return at night to boast to the chickens of their exploits.

Please bear in mind that Yiannis will call in every few days to tend to his livestock, but if you like going native and prefer the world of nature to human kind, Maro's little house is definitely an experience too good to miss!

 

 featured Villa With Pool Crete , just for 2

 

EOT MHTE 10 42 K12016670000-6393/20

Maro's Spitaki , Crete Latest review - Maro's Spitaki , Crete
Loved it!
"Loved it! The location was private and the pool was magnificent! The owner easily accommodated our one special request and we are definitely going back to Maro's! Having rented villas from numerous companies in the past,Freelance stood apart and distinguished itself in several ways. First off the directions were clear, concise and helped us navigate in an unfamiliar country very late at night and find the very secluded villa. This was a tremendous relief as immediately upon landing my wife had a medical emergency and we spend many hours at the hospital and clinic after a gruelling multi-leg plane trip..."
Rod - Sep 2018
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Who at Freelance has visited or stayed at this villa

  • Diane - Greece Operations Director
    Diane
  • Chris - Operations Director
    Chris
  • Paul - Managing Director
    Paul
  • CJ - Finance Director
    CJ
  • Sylvia - Crete Operations Assistant
    Sylvia
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24/7 Local Assistance
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Free WiFi
Bed Linen & Bathroom Towels
Housekeeping (as per description)
Villa Info File (inc. maps & restaurant tips)
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Maro's Spitaki , Crete Latest review - Maro's Spitaki , Crete
Loved it!
"Loved it! The location was private and the pool was magnificent! The owner easily accommodated our one special request and we are definitely going back to Maro's! Having rented villas from numerous companies in the past,Freelance stood apart and distinguished itself in several ways. First off the directions were clear, concise and helped us navigate in an unfamiliar country very late at night and find the very secluded villa. This was a tremendous relief as immediately upon landing my wife had a medical emergency and we spend many hours at the hospital and clinic after a gruelling multi-leg plane trip..."
Rod - Sep 2018
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Distances
Beach 5 km
Tavernas 3.3 km
Mini Market 1.3 km
Distances from Airport/Port
Chania 26 km,30mins
Ferry Port Souda 14 km, 15mins
Heraklion 146km, 2 hours
Location of Maro's Spitaki
Varipetro, Crete

If you would like to stay in a Villa With Pool In Crete, just for 2 within striking distance of Chania and are looking for a double bed, luxury pool, plus peace and quiet in a Cretan Garden of Eden, then this is the mixture of metaphors youve been looking for! Some 500 metres from the tiny village of Varipetro and reached by a gladed lane through the olive groves, Maros Spitaki (little house in Greek, but its a Villa With Pool In Crete) is destined to launch a thousand postcards!

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Rod
Loved it!
"Loved it! The location was private and the pool was magnificent! The owner easily accommodated our one special request and we are definitely going back to Maro's! Having rented villas from numerous companies in the past,Freelance stood apart and distinguished itself in several ways. First off the directions were clear, concise and helped us navigate in an unfamiliar country very late at night and find the very secluded villa. This was a tremendous relief as immediately upon landing my wife had a medical emergency and we spend many hours at the hospital and clinic after a gruelling multi-leg plane trip. The relief from easily following directions and finding the villa was a godsend. Secondly, the villa actually exceeded expectations and was wonderful. Freelance was excellent in liasing with the owner and making arrangements for our one special request. Overall a great experience and we will be utilising Freelance again in the future."
Catherine Aspinall
Fabulous Holiday in the Orange Groves
"I always try to be as honest and accurate as possible when I write a review so that other people may benefit from my experiences and this review will be no different. I may make some suggestions that some people disagree with, this is only my opinion. In no way did any of my observations spoil, or take away any of our enjoyment of our stay at Maro's Spitaki Freelance holidays provide excellent directions from the airport and communication was always good. A little of the information given about our holiday was either out of date or had been changed completely and we never found the information pack about our accommodation that was supposed to be available to read. On our arrival, the keys where exactly where they were supposed to be, and opening up our holiday home was no problem at all. Inside, the accommodation was spotless, well presented and everything was in order. The Air conditioning worked and the WiFi was relatively fast. The house is pretty traditional and felt more like a home than a holiday let. It did have a couple of problems though. Whilst the living area and bedroom where well-proportioned and comfortable, the kitchen and bathroom could do with a small amount of updating. In the kitchen, although there was a full cooker with hob there was no microwave oven and the dishwasher was antique, difficult to use and very impractical. I realise that that many people do not go on holiday to cook, however when you stay here there are no nearby eating places, so you may be forced to use the kitchen. We also had an issue with ants, but that probably goes with the territory. In the bathroom the shower was over the bath and enclosed by a shower curtain. The bath was quite old and became slippery to stand in and the shower head leaked from a poor hose connection. Personally, I do not see the purpose of a bath when the ambient temperature is constantly in the mid 30 degrees. A walk-in shower could easily be fitted instead. A cleaner attends every 3 days when the place is cleaned and bed linen and towels are changed. The outside space was amazing, if a little over run, this is the price you pay for seclusion as the owner only attends site for 1 hr every other day, watering the container plants, and tending to the Rabbits and Hens, consequently the gardens are slightly neglected. Fresh eggs are in ready supply from the resident hens, but you must remember to feed them if you want to keep a steady supply. This may seem obvious, but it is not mentioned in the house instructions, nor does it say that you may help yourself so it is always courteous to ask the owner first The pool and surrounds where absolutely amazing. During the day the Swallows and later, Bats would swoop down in formation over the water’s surface creating a fantastic air display, along with the smell of the orange groves, made this a fantastic area to relax and play. The patio area just outside the kitchen was a wonderful eating place and a lovely place to chill later in the evening as the sun went down. Our only disappointment was the roof terrace. This was sold as an extra outdoor room, so we were really looking forward to evening drinks whilst watching the sun set. In fact that never happened due to the fact that the terrace had not been swept for months, with piles of dead leaves, and two very dirty loungers. This was a great shame as you were in denial of what was arguably the best views of the surrounding countryside. We really enjoyed our 2 week stay here and will defiantly return in the future. The villa is full of personality and pretty much a very rare find offering accommodation for two people with a fantastic pool and total seclusion. The lack of local places to eat and things to do is a limiting factor, but the peaceful environment more than compensates for this. "
Chris & Stephanie
ONE OF OUR BEST HOLIDAYS....EVER!
"The excellent Freelance customer service which we received before and during our holiday, plus the extensive and simple to navigate website was matched with the top quality villa and garden. Maro's Spitaki was an oasis of peace, calm and complete privacy. Once you are inside the gates you are ready to live with nature in the foothills of the mountains. The only disadvantage was that shopping and a meal at a taverna was too far to walk. The centre of Chania, a gem of a city, was an easy short drive away with plenty of free parking on the sea front to the west of the port (even on Thursday which is market day - brilliant for fresh fish, fruit and veg). Elia's family run taverna next to the football pitch down the hill on the far side of Galatas was a delight, serving home cooked delicious traditional meals. You would be hard pushed to spend more than 30 euro per couple. One of the highlights was the botanical gardens in Fournes, another short drive away. The gardens were a stunning three hour visit, and worth timing your visit to coincide with a lovely lunch in their own taverna where they used home grown produce. "
Charles P
"Maro’s Spitaki is truly a haven of peace unexpectedly with a garden full of roses as well as tropical fruits. Yiannis is delightful and generous. His olive oil is to die for, the eggs are gorgeous and his wine is more than acceptable. The swimming pool is superb and maintained extremely well."
Paul
Charming Oasis
"Feedback for you: Excellent. For your product: Excellent Service rating : Very professional service Product : Would definitely recommend this villa "
Andrew Dutton
Setting was great
"We were very impressed with the speed with which Diane and Yainnis dealt with the broken shower head and the collapsing bed! Yiannis seemed to attend every other day, admittedly increased visits as a result of the problems. However, we did not think it necessary to have a cleaner, great though she was, three times in a stay of a week and half. It did impact a bit on the privacy aspect. However,we thought the setting was great and the house comfortable and well situated with a great pool. WE enjoyed our stay"
Jo Kempster
"This was a really lovely villa and it is difficult to really appreciate it just from the pictures on the website. The thing that appealed most to us was the total privacy, a fantastic pool (complete with lilos!) and fresh oranges and mandarins just waiting to be picked each day. You really felt you were living in another world. The only downside was if you wanted to eat out at night there was always a drive to find somewhere but we were happy with the tavernas in Galatas which was only about 10mins away. We found some lovely beaches which were not overcrowded. Unfortunately we only had a week and the villa was so lovely it was hard to motivate yourself to do too much exploring! Cannot recommend this enough if you like your own company and a little bit of paradise!"
Jason & Andrew
Fantastic holiday
"Fantastic holiday, level of information provided was superb. We have not had a holiday that ran this smoothly in a long time, will definitely consider booking through Freelance again and recommend to family and friends."
Barry W
Paradise
"Wonderful holiday! Loved the pool - even better than the photos. Most relaxing holiday I've spent. As Yiannis says - "Paradise!""
Bruno Balvanera
Very good holidays
"Many thanks for very good holidays. Service in Lodnon and Crete was excellent. Many thanks to Paul in London and Diane in Crete. Diane was very helpful with the questions "
Jane S
FANTASTIC
"THE POOL & POOL AREA IS FANTASTIC"
Laura
Perfect for tranquility and relaxation
"This villa is perfect if you're looking for tranquility, relaxation and an authentic environment. It's proximity to Chania is very good providing you have your own transport. One of the highlights is the private pool which is of a good size and attracts swallows during the day and bats at night! We will definitely be returning in the near future."
Kathryn P
A real gem !
""Maro's Spitaki is a real gem. A quiet detached farmhouse, it is bright, clean, spacious and comfortably furnished in a superb setting amongst orchards. We visited in May while the orange and lemon trees were in full fruit. A dip in the immaculate pool followed by a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice was the perfect start to our day! Diane was at the airport to meet us and having pre-booked our hire car via Freelance, we were out of the airport and on our way within minutes of collecting our luggage. We will be back!" "
Stephen Cole
Just as described
"Firstly , your website is very easy to navigate and the booking procedure painless, the accommodation booked, Maros Spitaki,was fantastic...just as described and photographed on your site...with the maps, directions etc provided it was easy to find, a relaxing oasis with all the facilities we required, a hi-light being the abundant citrus fruit available for juicing!..also i phoned your UK office a couple of times after booking and prior to departing, the service was friendly and efficient, and not some annoying automated service. On arrival in Chania, Diane, your rep introduced herself... so felt very reassured that if we needed any questions answered we had a point of contact...her relaxed and friendly ' nothing too much trouble' demeanour was great...and when put into practice a week later when our flight was cancelled, she exceeded our expectations, arranging alternative accommodation and kept in daily contact with us in regards to the flight situation. Having holidayed in Crete before, your 'rivals' could learn a thing or two from your business ethos and standard of accommodation you represent. "
Cathy Robson
Crete's best kept secret!
"Freelance as ever took the pain out of booking a holiday. We were met at the airport and taken to our hire car which was excellent, and we were again met on our departure with the same relaxed efficiency. Maro Spitaki is Crete's best kept secret! A world away from the hustle and bustle of daily life where your day is governed by the whether to swim, siesta or read. The sight of a shooting star and seeing a satellite on our first night set the seal for a wonderful week. The rabbits and chickens were always entertaining and they loved the extras we treated them with. Tiny emerald green tree frogs would appear every evening around the pool to take a dip and we spotted a very timid Beech Marten most evenings. This is truly a nature lovers paradise. Most memorable moment will be picking oranges, to squeeze, first thing in the morning with our morning cuppa. Yiannis was very gracious and always checked with us that we were happy and had everything we needed. Many thanks and we hope to travel with you again. "
The Coutts
Pool was wonderful
"This was a truly superb holiday location for a complete rest and the pool was wonderful.We wouLd like to thank you for all your assistance to us and for a wonderful holiday in both Crete and Sardinia. Your agents were a credit to you. The link up with Alan Garner in booking our flights also proved to be very useful as there was a 4 day gap between the property finish and start days and we therefore had the added benefit of 2 days in Athens and 2 days in Rome en route between Crete and Sardinia, all in all a very restful, enjoyable and memorable holiday. "
Suzanne Cosgrave
First Class
"First class service locally; Diane helped us out with firstly the problem with my husband's driving licence and then booking taxis - she was a fantastic support and made such a difference. Also the local taxi driver Christos was extremely helpful and personable."
Joanne and Gary
Absolutely fabulous
"Absolutely fabulous accommodation and particularly relaxing and restful."
Jim
"I just wanted to say thanks for a superb location in Maro's Spitakis. We had a wonderful and memorable holiday and will certainly consider using yourselves and indeed Maro's Spitakis in future. "
Mr Blacker
"The accommodation was excellent and the owners very hospitable"
john wells
"Fascinating place. There were times when we almost rushed back to enjoy being there. The chickens are now but 5, so no eggs.but a great experience. It looks as if a small pool might be in for 2007. We have travelled for years all over Greece. It looked special, it WAS special. If you want discos, fish and chips, and lots of noise, leave it to those of us who will appreciate what it has to offer Quite outstanding."
Wilkinson Family
"Away from the hussle and bussle, quiet and peaceful, but a convienient distance from ameneties. I dont't really want anyone else to know about it !"
Lynn Cullen
"This was our second stay at Maro's and it is the perfect getaway from it all destination. Despite temperatures being in the high 30s the house always stays cool. The roof sun terrace is the perfect spot to spend the day with some grapevines appropriately placed to provide some much needed shade. The highlight for me is the garden. The only fruit which were ripe were the oranges but later in the season you can enjoy kiwis, plums etc. etc. Having freshly squeezed orange juice and eggs freshly laid (for a townie, collecting eggs straight from the hens was a new experience) is a breakfast to remember. The geese, chickens and rabbits are all friendly! A car is essential but it is easy to catch a bus from the main road to Chania and take a taxi back (about 10mins). Highly recommended."
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Flights to both Chania (CHQ) & Heraklion (HER) Airports

We don't book flights, we prefer to stick to what we love doing ( finding the best villas in the best places) below is  a rather good app showing flight routes, airlines, prices with links to the airlines to book.

** Top Tip **, if you avoid flying at the weekends or in different durations, 5,10 16 nights, flights are often a lot cheaper, and remember with Freelance you can arrive ANY DAY at our villas, good eh ...

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Alan Garner - IAG If you prefer to speak to someone, we have found Alan Garner at VHG  Flights (A fully ATOL bonded company ATOL5889) very helpful (mention our  name when booking), you can call Alan on 01444 225 618 during office hours.

 

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