In the Greek language the name Votsalo means pebble, reflecting the stunning location of this three-bed villa where the rugged Cretan landscape meets the turquoise Aegean.
Yet as you descend from the terrace, past the infinity pool and al fresco dining area, and take the walkway across the pebbles, you step into the warm waters to discover a sea floor of fine sand.
Located overlooking Kissamos Bay and just a few metres from the water’s edge, this is the largest of our three beachfront villas with a spacious kitchen and an innovative ‘hanging island’ dining table.
Bedrooms are light and stylish with soft wooden flooring and offer uninterrupted views, with balconies shaded from the Mediterranean sun by ‘sails’.
With a 150-metre beachfront panorama, the lounge alone enjoys six metres of window that draws in the natural light while presenting the most amazing views across the water.
Modern and minimal in style, this Youphoria property – on the shore at Korfalonas – features clean lines, high-quality furnishings, luxurious comfort, and uses natural colours and materials such as local limestone and wood.
Votsalo sleeps seven guests and offers a well-positioned base to explore Western Crete, whether taking a boat out to Gramvousa or Balos, dining in local fish tavernas, visiting nearby beaches such as Falasarna or exploring island’s gorges and archaeological sites.
The area around Votsalo is rich in natural wildlife with sandpipers, herons, falcons and other birds of prey hovering close to the beach, which is perfect for snorkelling, swimming and fishing, or simply relaxing and taking in the Aegean panorama.
Cooled by a gentle sea breeze, you can be hypnotised by the lap of waves and the rocks in front of the villa, which are seductively lit at night to create a magical shoreline aura.
Privacy, of course, is paramount in our self-catering villas.
The service we offer is first class, with a concierge, restaurant bookings and boat hire, all underpinned with our lifetime of local knowledge to ensure you get to know the best spots on this part of the island. And we’ll even let you into a few of the area’s hidden secrets too!
*The semi-detached villa, set in landscaped gardens and grassed areas, is part of our three beachfront villas, each with their own style and privacy but connected by internal doors. Talk to us about bringing your family and friends and renting any combination of Votsalo, Ammos (sleeps 5) and Meltemi (sleeps 5) for larger parties.
Villa Votsalo Configuration:
Sleeps 7 guests in three bedrooms and one sofa, plus baby cot. One master bedroom with double bed (180×200), one guest bedroom with double bed (180×200) and one guest bedroom with twin beds (2x100x200), all with en-suite bathrooms and sea or mountain views. Open plan living, dining and kitchen area, with a total indoor space of 180sqm.
The swimming pool of 50 Sqm can be heated by a Pool Heat Pump, making the water about 24 – 26°C depending on weather conditions. Pool heating is 350 euro per week extra and we request two days advance notice for this facility. A pool cover can be provided and has to be used to achieve best pool heating effect.
Facing north onto the quiet beachfront, the villa Votsalo is set in rural surroundings 2km from Kissamos town, 100m from the closest shop, a 20-minute drive from the regional capital of Chania and 50km from the airport. Other villages, beaches, and attractions are an easy driving distance with hire car.
Air conditioning, barbecue, bathrobes & toiletries, parking for two cars, private infinity pool 4.5×10 meters with ladder access, large pergola with shade and outdoor dining, climate control, flat screen TV,sound system/satellite TV, free wifi, security alarm system, safe box, hairdryer, fully-equipped kitchen featuring dish washer/washing machine/micro wave/filter/espresso coffee machine/iron/ironing board/toaster/oven/fridge plus linen and towels.
Our daily hosting services from our villa manager includes information, guidance, advice, restaurant booking and taxi booking, doctor on call, housekeeping with daily house cleaning (except Sundays), linen changed every 3 days and towels changed twice weekly. A welcome pack is included on arrival.
Airport transfers, honeymoon package, and massage and beauty treatments. We can also arrange private boat trips (sailing or yacht charter) and offer individual guiding on specialist trips.
No smoking indoors, Refundable breakage guarantee on arrival, balance payable eight weeks prior to arrival, and pets considered.