Villa Stratianna Crete - Wonderful

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JamesCroo's review of Villa Plus - www.villaplus.com

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“Villa Stratianna Crete - Wonderful”

Written on: 29/06/2022 by JamesCroo (1 review written)

We have had a two week stay at this lovely, bright, airy and modern Villa which we booked through Villa Plus.
The Villa was absolutely spotless on our arrival and the owner has been in twice to change the beds and do what is supposed to be a quick clean. She is marvellous and each time she has been in with her colleague the place has been left immaculate. It’s spotless!
Ellani comes to water the plants in the front garden during the evenings and they both clearly have great pride in this Villa. They also own Villa Flora next door which looks immaculate too.
The Villa sits back from the quiet road in a small hamlet off the main road near to Maleme. I’d advise anyone visiting to have a car. You could walk or get a taxi to the beach and shops but the weather here is beautifully hot and it’s much easier with a car.
There is an electric sliding gate which is wonderful and the button on the house key fob opens and closes it. Although Villa Stratianna is joined on to Villa Flora they are completely separate and each has its own swimming pools. The pool is also spotlessly clean and Stratianna has lovely views to the coast through modern plate glass surrounds around the patio area. There are two balconies upstairs - one is a large balcony with great views and lovely to sit out on in the evening with a bottle of wine. The other is more intimate and more suitable for a quiet couple.
The Villa is well furnished and has everything you’d need. A very good washing machine in the upstairs bathroom and a drier rack we put out on the larger balcony.
There is a double and twin room upstairs. Both have lovely views.
Downstairs there is a large living room with a couple of sofas, dining table (but we are outside on the patio where there’s another table and chairs). There is plenty of crockery and cutlery, pots and pans and an electric kettle and toaster. There is a filter coffee maker which takes ground coffee.
There is a big fridge freezer. There is also a portable Bluetooth Akai Loudspeaker for use by the pool and very fast, free WiFi for the Villa. We didn't turn the TV on whilst we have been here - how lovely is that!
There is a double bedroom downstairs which overlooks the pool and has opening doors to the terrace.
There is very efficient air conditioning in all the rooms (and a quiet setting which you can set on the individual remote control handsets in each room)
The aircon goes off if you open the room’s outside door - a sensible thing.
The downstairs bathroom has a shower and a loo.
My tip is to use the supermarket In Maleme on the main road (go left as you drive to the main road and it’s a few hundred yards long on the right). It’s cheap, clean, modern and a good choice and we found much better than the large German multinational which is nearby but you turn right on the main road and it’s about a mile away)
There are no negatives about this Villa. Without a shadow of a doubt I would give it 10 out of 10. They are lovely people. We have had a wonderful two weeks here and we don’t want to go home!

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