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 seafloor of fine sand.
Located overlooking Kissamos Bay and just a few metres from the water’s edge, this is the largest of our two 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 a 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 12 guests plus another four in sofas and extra beds (at extra costs for adult guests). Votsalo 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 the 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 two beachfront villas, each with its own style and privacy but connected by internal doors. Talk to us about bringing your family and friends and renting any combination of Votsalo and Ammos (sleep 5) for larger parties.
Villa Votsalo Configuration:
With a total living space of 320sqm and 2 levels, villa Votsalo sleeps 12 guests in 6 bedrooms, 3 on each level. There are two living rooms in total with large sofas.
On the ground floor, there are two master bedrooms with double beds (180×200), and one guest bedroom with twin beds (2x100x200) all with en-suite bathrooms and sea or mountain views.
On the lower ground floor level, there are 2 bedrooms with a shared bathroom, both with double beds (160×200) and (180×200). One master bedroom next door, with double bed (180×200) and ensuite bathroom.
There are two open plan kitchens each with its own living area and a large dining table on the ground floor level.
Extra beds and baby cots can be placed in the large bedrooms by arrangement.
The swimming pool of 45 Sqm can be heated on request and only one pool can be heated at a time of the two existing pools of the estate. They are heated with the use of a Pool Heat Pump at about 28°C depending on weather conditions.
Pool heating is 700 euro per week extra (extra charge applies for higher temperatures required). We request two days advance notice for this facility. A pool cover can be provided and has to be used to achieve the 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 within easy driving distance by 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, smart TV, Bluetooth speaker, free wifi, security alarm system, safe box, hairdryer, fully-equipped kitchen featuring dishwasher/washing machine/filter/espresso coffee machine/iron/ironing board/toaster/oven/fridge plus linen and towels.
Our daily hosting services from our villa manager include 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.
Youphoria villas Private Concierge service package
YOUR personal Villa assistance 24/7 support by our professional concierge team which are locals
Our services include
Meet and greet on arrival with welcome drink champagne and nibble
Help with local knowledge of planning your experience finding it and booking
Consulting and arranging for all in-villa services (massages, yoga tutor, private chef, food and grocery delivery)
Event planning, private chef booking, Restaurant booking, kids activities
Outdoor activities, trip experiences, culinary visits, self-guided walks
Chania Airport transfers door to door to your villa
Daily visit to the villa to address and help with day planning
Escort to drive to restaurants or private boats trips
Pre and post-arrival grocery shopping and stocking
Reassuring promptness of services delivered
Prices are subject to the number of people involved and the level of services required. A 3-day min length of service applies
Ask us for our suggestions and a quote
No smoking indoors, Refundable breakage guarantee on arrival, balance payable eight weeks prior to arrival, and pets considered.