Villa Cayenne

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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2


Pool Villa/House Modern Self-Catered Ideal for Kids Hot Tub Walk to Beach Walk to Village

You’ve got the best of all possible worlds when you vacation in Villa Cayenne, snuggled in the suburbs, yet within walking distance from the nearest beach, in a lively resort town, and not far from the ancient city of Heraklion. Villa Cayenne is perfectly positioned in this prime location on the north coast of the Greek island of Crete, the jewel of the Aegean Sea. This stunning architect-designed villa has two double bedrooms, and can comfortably accommodate up to four guests, ideal for a small family, or a couple of couples sharing.

The villa is built out of classic Mediterranean whitewashed walls, on one raised storey, that is surrounded by a tiled terrace with a private swimming pool, lush green lawns, and ancient olive groves. The property has private parking and comes complete with complimentary air conditioning and Wi-Fi throughout. Villa Cayenne is cool and contemporary, furnished with modern pieces, some funky artwork, and decorated in a neutral palette of delicate earth tones, highlighted with colourful scenes from nature.

Access the raised villa via the stone steps, where you will discover a light and airy luxury holiday home with a laid back easy sense of style. The seating area has a long silver-grey sofa, (which can be converted to a sofa bed), and a contrasting sandy beige armchair, with wooden coffee tables, facing a flat-screen television, and double doors that lead out onto the pool terrace. The white and grey kitchen is fully equipped with all the appliances you will need to cater for your holiday, including a family-size fridge-freezer, a built-in oven and hob, and an informal four-seater dining set, with access to the outdoor space. The master bedroom has a huge double bed, with a unique headboard, half-arched smart grey upholstery, half-yellow butterfly and parrot fabric, with matching lampshades. There is a floating wardrobe, a flat-screen television, and doors that open onto a private furnished terrace. The ensuite bathroom in brown and white marble has a walk-in shower, a divided wash basin, and a WC area. The second bedroom also has a double bed, with blue butterfly and parrot soft fabrics, a flat-screen television, and floor-to-ceiling sliding doors with views of the olive grove gardens. The ensuite grey marble bathroom runs the length of the bedroom, with a walk-in shower, basin, and WC.

The outstanding exterior of the villa is one where we think you will be spending most of your time, relaxing in the natural surroundings of the original olive groves with mature trees and a manicured lush green lawn. Access the glass surround terrace and gardens from all the living spaces, where you will find a step-entry freshwater swimming pool. The decked pool area is home to four cream cushioned sun loungers, fat beige bean bags, and an exterior cooling down shower. A soft seating area under the veranda is ideal for meeting for morning coffee and sundowners at sun set. The Jacuzzi bath is positioned behind the house for some privacy and has its own soft seating and dining area, and an outdoor kitchen where you can prepare an alfresco feast of local Greek delicacies.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The two bedrooms have double beds, there are no twin rooms, perfect for a small family or two couples sharing
  • The sofa in the sitting room can be converted into a sofa bed for two children
  • The villa is in a quiet residential suburb but within walking distance of the nearest town
  • We recommend hiring a car to see all the sights you’d like to see, although there is a good local public transport network to transport you around

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hot Tub BBQ Coffee Machine Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer TV Heating

The Villa

A modern luxury one storey, 2 bedroom villa with private swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and gardens

- Fully equipped kitchen
- Dining area
- Open plan living space
- 2x Double bedrooms with ensuites
- Access to terrace

- Swimming pool
- Outside shower,
- Soft seating area
- Jacuzzi
- Kitchenette,
- Dining set
- Garden

Additional Facilities
- Sun loungers
- Bean bags
- Parking
- Host Reception and Concierge services
- 150m to the nearest beach


About the surrounding area of Villa Cayenne
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Sailing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Scuba Diving Boat Trips
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Villa Cayenne can be found in the quiet residential district of Amoudara, near the ancient city of Heraklion, on the north coast of Crete, a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. The villa is a ten-minute drive from Heraklion International Airport, just eight kilometres from your holiday home from home. The island of Crete is equidistant from east to west, so you’ll have no difficulty getting to any attraction of your choice. Whether you are looking for a relaxing time sunbathing on sandy beaches, yearning for some culture and visiting archaeological sites in the cradle of civilisation, or trek the trails through the local flora and fauna, before dancing the night away, there’s something for everyone when you holiday on the island of Crete.

The villa is within a few minutes walk to the nearest beach, which is only one hundred and fifty metres away. In the lively resort town of Amoudara, you will find a lovely, long sandy beach, lots of supermarkets for your holiday provisions, and plenty of cafes and restaurants serving traditional and international cuisine. After dark, the town comes alive, with music bars and clubs open until the small hours. The town and port of Heraklion is a short five-kilometre drive from the villa, don’t miss a tour around the ancient Palace of Knossos, a visit to the Archaeological Museum, a walk along the Venetian walls, and a stroll through the old quarter, where you can shop for souvenirs, before enjoying souvlaki and ouzo like a local For those who love walking, explore the three hundred caves the island hides, hike over hillsides, streams, and rocky ravines to discover watermills and ruins, and stop along the way at a local winery and taste the fruits of the many vineyards The area is soaked in history, particularly Minoan and Dorian, Crete was conquered by the Venetians in the fifteenth century, who built fortresses to keep the Ottoman pirates at bay, then finally gaining independence in the nineteenth century and becoming part of Greece. If you prefer the sea to land, all aboard a boat trip where you can scuba or snorkel underwater ruins, and strap on your jet skis or paraglide with one of the many water sports clubs.

Go further afield to Vai, Crete’s easternmost tip, where you will find lush forests and a unique date palm. Explore Psychro Cave, reputedly the birthplace of Zeus, and rock climb Mount Ida to find the Ideon Cave. Sitia Geopark is three hundred and fifty square kilometres of the island’s diverse ecosystem, where you can trek through gorges, bathe on beaches, walk the wetlands, become a bird-watcher, and be at one with nature. Get active and hike the Richtis Gorge, and stroll through streams to reach the twenty-metre waterfall, where you can cool off in the inviting pool. Find peace and solitude in the fifteenth-century Toplou Monastery, where you can see beautiful Byzantine icons. Take a boat tour to visitthe intriguing island of Spinalonga, a former leper colony until as recently as the 1950s, home to a Venetian fortress, and now an open-air museum. No visit to Crete is complete without a trip to Agios Nikolaos, a harbour town that uniquely houses a lake in its centre, is home to the archaeological museum of Minoan treasures, and is full of tavernas, shops, bars, and restaurants, in which to sit and watch the local life go by.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Heraklion Airport


Nearest Restaurant Fysalida Beach Bar


Nearest Beach Paralia Ammoudara


Nearest Supermarket Super market MARKATATOS



Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

There are loads of things to do and places to see for your kids of all ages when you stay at Villa Cayenne. Let’s start with your own private pool, where there are no set hours, so they can splash and swim all day. The nearest beach is within walking distance of the villa, in a few minutes you can all be sitting on the shore making sand castles and swimming in the sea. The lively resort town of Amoudara is full of family-friendly restaurants, with lots of activities to keep your kids amused. The Aegean Sea is safe place to enjoy snorkelling and underwater fish spotting, whilst for older children, there are lots of centres to learn to scuba dive. All aboard a boat for a fun day out at sea is a great way for the family to spend time together, discover hidden coves, enjoy locally cooked food, stop off for a swim, and relax and sunbathe on deck.

The family will love a day out at the Watercity Waterpark, an aquatic park set in a huge eight seven thousand square metres, with thirty-six water games, lots of swimming pools, and slippy slides to keep your kids amused all day. Whilst the adults can enjoy a day in their own dedicated area. Children love a day out in nearby Heraklion, ignite their interest in history with a visit to the Palace of Knossos and the Archaeological Museum, walk along the harbour walls, and enjoy a meal of local mezes in a family-friendly local taverna. Your kids will love the CRETaquarium, located in the town of Gournes, which is home to two and a half thousand aquatic species housed in sixty fish tanks. After the aquarium take a short drive to Dinosauria Park, where you will find animatronic dinosaur models and fossil replicas. If theme parks are their thing Labyrinth Park is a short drive away, let them get lost in a Greek mythology maze, practice their putting at the mini golf, learn to ride horseback, or shoot some arrows with a bit of archery, something to keep kids of all age groups amused. Go cross country in off-road Land Rover and open-top Jeep Safaris, see the Cretan countryside in a thrilling ride.

Travel further afield for days out by car or organised trips to Agios Nikolaos, a statue spot around the town’s central lake, climb the stairs and take in the culture of contemporary art, or learn about Minoan history in the Archaeological Museum. If nature is their thing, hike the island to see the local flora and fauna, find the cave that Zeus was born in, follow the stream trail to hidden waterfalls, and visit the open-air Sitia Geopark and discover Crete’s diverse ecosystem.

A visit to Crete isn’t complete without a trip to Spinalonga, now an open-air museum, reached by a short boat trip from Elounda, the home of a former leper colony and a ruined Venetian fortress, and now the setting for many a film, it makes for a fascinating day out for children and adults alike.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team (by clicking on the link in the blue Oliver’s Extras box above) who will be happy to help. We can usually put you in touch with the right people arrange any of the following: 

- Cook/catering
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500 paid credit card or via bank transfer to the owner before arrival.
Arrival time 15:00
Departure time 11:00
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that on occasions, in Greece, extremes in weather can cause water and/ or electric supply to be cut or reduced. Services are normally restored as soon as possible.
Changeover day Flexible.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Other 2 Social gatherings not permitted.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Minimum stay April, May, October 3 Nights June, September 4 Nights July, August 5 Nights No minimum stated for all other months.
Internet access? Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is included in rental price. It is good to note that the speed is dependent on the local provider and technical issues may cause reduced speed or cut of service.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 4th 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 - £685 £913 £1,142 £1,598
Nov 1st 2023 - Jan 2nd 2024 - £664 £886 £1,107 £1,550
Jan 2nd 2024 - Sep 17th 2024 £437 £655 £874 £1,092 £1,529
Sep 17th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 - £986 £1,314 £1,643 £2,300
Sep 29th 2024 - Oct 30th 2024 - £685 £913 £1,142 £1,598
Oct 30th 2024 - Apr 6th 2025 - £664 £886 £1,107 £1,550

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 4th 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 - €742 €989 €1,237 €1,731
Nov 1st 2023 - Jan 2nd 2024 - €720 €959 €1,199 €1,679
Jan 2nd 2024 - Sep 17th 2024 €473 €710 €946 €1,183 €1,656
Sep 17th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 - €1,068 €1,424 €1,780 €2,491
Sep 29th 2024 - Oct 30th 2024 - €742 €989 €1,237 €1,731
Oct 30th 2024 - Apr 6th 2025 - €720 €959 €1,199 €1,679

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 4th 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 - $777 $1,036 $1,295 $1,813
Nov 1st 2023 - Jan 2nd 2024 - $754 $1,005 $1,256 $1,758
Jan 2nd 2024 - Sep 17th 2024 $496 $743 $991 $1,239 $1,734
Sep 17th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 - $1,118 $1,491 $1,863 $2,609
Sep 29th 2024 - Oct 30th 2024 - $777 $1,036 $1,295 $1,813
Oct 30th 2024 - Apr 6th 2025 - $754 $1,005 $1,256 $1,758

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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