3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lots of outdoor space, close to beach & tavernas.
About Anne-Marie Clough
I live in the UK and purchased the villa in 2006 after falling in love with its amazing views and also with the charming nearby village of Fodele and the local people who live there.
Anne-Marie Clough purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Anne-Marie Clough chose Achlada
I recently spent a gap year living in the villa and fell in love with the island all over again. The villa is the perfect base for travelling around and exploring Crete. There is so much to see and do on Crete, that even with the 15 months that I lived there, I still didn't have enough time to see everything. My happiest days though were spent just chilling out on the beach with friends and enjoying a meal in one of the local tavernas with good food, beer, wine and the sound of the waves lapping on the shore. If you're lucky with a perfect sunset too. Life doesn't get better :-)
What makes this Villa unique
Air conditioning for those steamy hot summer months.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Wonderful stay at Fodele villa
The property was exactly as described, the owner and the neighbours were helpful and communicative, the main beach is wonderful. If you are walking, it is a bit of a trek down to the beach, but very do-able. The smaller side beach which is seen in the picture is not maintained and so not as nice to swim at. But the place, the people and the vibe are all fantastic.
Excellent villa and quiet holiday
A perfect retreat for a quiet relaxing holiday. The villa is beautifully positioned overlooking a quiet beach. There is another part of Fodele Beach just out of sight with sunbeds and a couple of tavernas.
The neighbours next door are English and very helpful.
Fodele village is traditional and food is very good value for money.
You will need a car and the approach to and from the villa is a little steep in places but well worth the few minutes journey!
Very easy booking process and Anne-Marie responds very quickly.
Ideal for those looking for a quiet relaxing holiday.
Thank you Anne-Marie and thanks to Kim and Sarah for their friendly advice and chats from next door.
Thank you so much for your lovely comments and I'm pleased that you had such a lovely time at my villa.
As a family of 5 adults we had no complaints! The villa is simple and comfortable and was spotlessly clean on arrival. The girls next door were delightful and very helpful. The location suited us as we had a car. It was nice to be up in the hills which are very steep and should be considered if you are nervous of hill starts! The nearest beach is convenient for early morning swims but it's not a beach you would choose to spend the day on. The winds can be strong and the sea was always choppy which was a bit disappointing but out of anyone's control! It also meant the road noise was loud at times but easy to get used to.
There is only one thing we were very sorry about and that was the depth of the pool. It's all one depth and VERY deep. Only our son could stand in it, because he is +6' tall, which meant playing games was a challenge, which i hasn't to add we still rose to! The boundary railings are very wobbly so coupled with the deep pool, it would be safe to say this villa is not suitable for young children.
Fodele village is delightful and the locals are very welcoming.
Thank you Ann-Marie for allowing us to stay in your lovely villa.
Perfect stay in Fodel beach
More than we expected, amazing views, wonderful area and local people, the villa itself was clean, bright, modern and the outside area was ample and the view us to due for. We highly recommend this property for either couple's or families looking for pure bliss and relaxation.
What a lovely villa with fantastic views. Had a relaxing week enjoying the sights of Crete. Rethymno well worth a visit, with lovely restaurants. Also enjoyed a great day at the local water park. the neighbours Kim & Sarah were also so helpful and friendly.
A shaded area would be beneficial as the villa gets the sun all day but with the air con in the villa you can always cool down inside
Would definitely go back and visit again
Great property in an ideal location
Great location to explore the island. Well equipped property with a great pool.
The villa is close to the pretty village of Fodele where you will find plenty of tavernas and restaurants serving locally grown, tasty food. Fodele is famous as the birthplace of El Greco and his house is now run as a museum. There are also riverside walks and nature trails.
Fodele is centrally located on the north coast of Crete so is the perfect base for exploring this amazing island, whether it be the ancient Minoan Palace at Knossos, the vibrant port cities of Heraklion, Rethymno or Chania with their shops, markets and cafes/bars; the endless beaches, the mountainous interior with it's alpine meadows and windy roads (some would say hair-raising!), Samaria Gorge, the beautiful seaside town of Bali or the delightful bays and beaches all around.
Although Fodele is on the main bus route from Heraklion to Chania, a car is recommended for access to the villa - the drive up to the villa is a bit steep but you just have to put your foot down and go for it!
If you would like to know more about Fodele please visit facebook page "Fodele beach & village"