After a years planning we finally arrived on the beautiful island of Crete . All was going to plan until we got to our hire car centre . Turns out Mum had brought the wrong credit card so we were unable to confirm our booking and ended up having to get a taxi to the villa . We were slightly stressed to say the least so by the time we arrived in Sfakaki all we wanted was to go for a swim and relax by the pool . There was some confusion with translation and directions so we got the taxi driver to speak to the owner . It turns out we weren't very far from the property so he drove down to meet us and from then onwards our holiday really began . Because of our no car situation we were unable to get food supplies however our hosts went above and beyond by not only driving us to the supermarket but by sorting out a hire car for the next few days . Villa Grambella for us was a tiny piece of heaven . Quiet enough to enjoy the piece and tranquillity but not so cut off you felt totally isolated. We were left alone to really relax but also knew if there was an issue we could get help . Thank you for a lovely holiday , we can't recommend Villa Grambella enough .
We were two families staying in the lovely Villa Grambella for one week in July. The villa is situated in an olive grove on the hill side, but still with in easy reach of the beach. The house is modern and well equiped, though dish machine and microwave would have been welcome additions. It was a luxury having a separate bathroom per bedroom. The pool is well kept and at a good distance from the house. We could sit on the terrace and watch the kids playing without getting splashed :-).
Unfortunately the summer of 2017 turned out to be a year of many crickets / cicadas. During daytime they were quite loud but they calmed down during the evenings.
The hosts were very helpful and kind and we would recommend the house to anyone.
If peace and quiet in a beautiful setting is what you are looking for, this is the place for you!
We had a truly relaxing vacation and we will definitely go back next year!
We enjoyed a great holiday in this quiet countryside villa. The house was clean and the location is optimal as you can easily drive to every major sightseeing of Crete. It was really interesting to see how olives grow in the orchard and we saw some really impressive olive trees. Nearby shops and taverns are very convenient.
Many thanks to our hosts.
I feel compelled to write this review after receiving 3 stars from the owners!
So where do I start?
From the beginning on arrival at the villa we were delayed on our flight but had deliberately given our flight number I'm guessing so the owners could...TRACK IT!
the husband was so rude blaming us for being late!!
The pictures on the website(artistic licence) tell a very different story! It's so overgrown the pool was never cleaned and the kitchen is so under equipped..
Rather than shouting at me when the rubbish was put in the wrong place and eaten by a plethora of cats! Have a WELCOME PACK that tells you what to do or any relevant information regarding the holiday experience.
I'll thank you for the bottle of water and apples( others had wine!)that was our welcome! I'm laughing at this now, char don't bother replying to this because you've already given me 3 stars about if gratitude I'm giving you 2, I had a fabulous holiday with my family but it wasn't because of the villa/ but. Oh and don't get me started on the dogs...
Villa Grambella is situated in an olive garden of 30.000m2. It is a romantic place with a lot of privacy and we felt like Adam and Eve living in paradise but then in a swimming suit. Our twin boys of 5 years old enjoyed the private swimming pool very much The hosts are very kind people and they helped us fantastic when we were in trouble. On our way back we found out on the airport that we left our passports in the villa. We drove back and they drove to us at the same time. So we could met halfway and picked up the passports. Thanks to their help we were able to catch our plane in the very last minutes. Thank you for the great time and help in your villa
Great villa with good facilities in lovely setting. We really enjoyed relaxing in the pool surrounded by olive groves. Would definitely return.