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“The perfect villa for the perfect island”
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Villa HELIOS romance by night
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Villa HELIOS romance by night
The villa and the pool
Spacious garden
Relaxing at the pool
Relaxing in the garden
Dining outside at the pool
Living room
Dining place and the kitchen
Main bedroom
Wooden roof
Out to the veranda
Enjoying the veranda
Bedroom 1st floor
Out to the balcony
Sea view from the balcony
Bathroom 1st floor
Bedroom ground floor
Bedroom ground floor
Bathroom groundfloor
Villa HELIOS near the beach
Tavern on the beach
The beach of Maleme
The Maleme beach and the island of Thodorou
The beach of Falasarna
The famous lighthouse of Chania
A part of Chania harbour
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Villa -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Maleme, Chania Prefecture, Crete

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John L
South Hamilton, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
“The perfect villa for the perfect island”
Reviewed August 20, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

The entire experience from beginning to end was absolutly outstanding - the owners Michael and Mary clearly understand how to make you feel very welcome and very comfortable!

We were looking for a villa for our family of five (including two teenagers and an 11 year old) that was near the beach, near Chania (the beautiful western port city of Crete) and that would act as a good central location for several outings during our stay. The accessibility of the villa to the Chania and the Old Road and the New Highway (less than 10 minutes to either road) made this the perfect spot.

Booking was easy, and Michael and Mary were both very responsive to any questions we had both via text and email messages. We arrange a time to meet at the villa upon our arrival to Chania and Mary was there waiting for us right on time.

Mary gave us a tour of the villa including the pool, the living area, the kitchen (that Mary and Michael had kindly stocked with fruit, local cheeses, bread and wine) and the bedrooms. Mary also spent time with us to understand how to get places we wanted to go and to suggest other off the beaten path options for us. Since this is a villa and we intended to prepare meals here too, she explained where the markets are and where to find the wonderful local wines.

We felt at home right away - the villa was immaculate and every detail was accounted for - clearly Mary and Michael have experience in this. There were plenty of towels for the pool, plenty of extra linens, a kitchen with all cutlery and dishware. The beds were very comfortable so everyone slept well, and the sound of the surf from the beach less than 100 meters away helped as well!

The staff checked and cleaned the pool daily, came in and cleaned the villa, and Mary checked in with us in the middle of our stay to make sure all was well. She also helped us book a local boat excursion to Gramvousa and Balos - Balos was without question the most beautiful beach we had ever seen!

On the last day, Mary and Michael stopped by to bid us farewell and send us off with a bottle of Cretan olive oil to help us remember our trip once we were back at home in Boston. I have to say that we felt more like Mary and Michael were our hosts and went out of their way to let us feel comfortable and at ease, just the way we would with a guest in our own home...truly and outstanding experience!

Date of stay: August 2012
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Liked best: Privacy and clean, comfortable surroundings
Liked least: A very minor issue - the lighting in the bathrooms could be better
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
Reviewed January 22, 2012 for a stay in June 2011

Date of stay: June 2011
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Liked best: house, pool and garden
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Nanaimo, Canada
Reviewed September 25, 2011 for a stay in September 2011

Date of stay: September 2011
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Liked best: Gorgeous property in a peaceful, private setting
Liked least: nothing, it was all excellent
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
Sep 27, 2011
Dear Kate and Cornell, thank you very much for your review and for your kind words! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed so much your holidays with us! This is exactly what our goal is and we do always our best for this! We trust we'll see you again or your friends!
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essex
Reviewed September 25, 2011 for a stay in August 2011

Date of stay: August 2011
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Liked best: Location, quiet yet central and you didnt need a car
Liked least: There wasnt anything we didnt like
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
Oct 5, 2011
Dear Mandy, thank you very much for your review and for your good words!
You were also distinguished guests and we are looking forward to welcome you again in Maleme! Best regards! Mary and Michael
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Drammen, Norway
Reviewed August 21, 2011 for a stay in July 2011

Date of stay: July 2011
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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children
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Management Response
Sep 18, 2011
This is exactly what we want. To make our guests (friends) feeling like home! Thank you Yngvar for your long lasting faith and for your friendship. We love you all! We are looking forward to meeting you again next year!
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chanel196...
Koekelare, Belgium
1 review
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Reviewed September 15, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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Date of stay: September 2015
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Liked best: der Swimmingpool, konnte man in stehen
Liked least: nichts
Traveling group: Erweitertem Familienkreis
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Management Response
Sep 16, 2015
Hi Linda, Brigitte, Guido and Danny,
super that you came good back home! We enjoyed your company very much! Thank you also for booking for next year! The dates for 2 weeks are confirmed. Have a mild and warm winter! Best regards to you all from Mary and Michael!
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