...a local beach....The area around us....our house is in the middle of the picture....
Relaxing in Betsy...
Relaxing in Betsy...
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Beautiful Betsy is surround by olive trees and three terraces with access to the pool terrace from the bedroom. Easy walking into the village where there are excellent tavernas.

The space

Betsy comfortably accommodates two people with a twin/double bedded room. The large shower room is complete with washing machine. Kitchen/breakfast room has cooking facilities - fridge- freezer - hob - cooker and plenty of home from home items to ensure a comfortable stay....

Guest access

Access to the three terraces surrounding Betsy - comfortable sun-beds - lots of tables and chairs in various situations. A large swimming pool just a few steps from Betsy. Just one other person will have the occasional swim when appropriate....

Interaction with guests

We live in the main house - on the first floor. Just my husband and I - and we are here most of the year. We enjoy meeting and interacting with our guests and also know when to step aside ! We have been sharing this space for twelve years....

Other things to note

Please ask for additional information on the area if required.... A Welcome Breakfast Pack is part of the Deal . We have excellent tavernas in the village and surrounding areas away from the crowds too.... (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)

GREEK TOURIST LICENCE NO: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) EOT


Amenities
Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Kitchen

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 single beds

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

Smoking is allowed outside the property. Betsy not suitable for pets. No Rules - other than we like people to enjoy our setting and the area.....

Quiet time between 3pm and 5pm in the heat of Summer.

Minimum booking - 7 days.

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Dog(s) live in the house

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Hilary User Profile
September 2017
Betsy is stunning in location. Its tranquillity balm for the soul. The wonderfully cool pool,set amidst spacious gardens and olives, from which you can gaze at the White Mountains, is simply perfect. I swam and swam, joined, at night, by moonlit bats, by day by swooping swallows. I travelled for the first time alone, and Marz and Viv were kind enough to ensure I didn't feel lonely, taking me to local tavernas for delicious vegetarian food. The village of Vamos, within easy walking distance ( I didn't have a car) contains everything you need. A lovely deli,a wonderful little bakery where the banana and cheese croissants mean I'll have to diet til December! Plenty of choices in fresh fruit and vegetables and some delightful places to stop and have coffee. Cretan people must be the most hospitable, their warmth matched that of the glorious sun-filled days I spent on their beautiful island. I met with such kindness. A coach trip to the palace of Knossus was easy to arrange and Marz was kind enough to drop me to the village of Kalyves for the pick up. Beautiful beaches are also within driving distance. I went to Almyrida by cab and would recommend this beach for its very safe swimming, there are fresh water showers and even quaint little changing huts! Thank you, Marz and Viv, it was very much a holiday to remember.
Marz User Profile
Response from Marz:
We appreciate your kind words and happy to read your experiences were so good. Hopefully you can hold on to these positive memories throughout the English winter and take strength from them ....
September 2017

Lynn User Profile
September 2017
If you are wanting tranquility in the warmth of the Cretan sun, with only the sound of the lapping waters of a private swimming pool and the trill of cicadas, then Betsy is the place for you. A wonderful little villa with all you could need and super comfortable beds. You couldn't wish for more congenial hosts than Mars and Viv. They respect your privacy but are on hand with any assistance which may be required. The village of Vamos has the essentials of a mini market, three good restaurants, a couple of pizzerias and a few cafes. We didn't want to hire a car but one of the restaurant owners also has a taxi business and we used him twice, once to take us to a day at the beach in Almyrida and on another day to visit Chania. I couldn't recommend this Airbnb more highly. Lyn and Patric, August 2017.
Marz User Profile
Response from Marz:
Thank you so much for your generous comments. A great response from a great couple who knew how to practice R&R and did it well ... !
September 2017

Raphaël User Profile
August 2017
We loved to stay at Betsy. Vamos is a charming little village, with some little shops and restaurants. The house is beautiful, you stay on the first floor, with direct access and view on the swimming pool and the lovely garden. The apartment has all the commodities for a confortable stay. Thank you for your warm welcome. We definitely recommand this place :)
Marz User Profile
Response from Marz:
...... and don't forget the car wash service !!! We were delighted to meet you both too and thank you for your comments ....
August 2017

Bebe User Profile
July 2017
I have spent with my wife almost two weeks in Betsy House. For a senior couple it was the perfect set: nice, cozy , quite and very good located - not so close but not to far from the vital utilities as shops, tavernas, gas station, health care, Post mail and easy access to connecting roads. The hosts are very kindly, discrete and helpful whenever you need The house has everything you need for a comfortable stay; a special remark for the swimming pool. We strongly recommend the place and look to come back sometime.
Marz User Profile
Response from Marz:
Thank you for your comments .... We look forward to welcoming you the next time you visit Crete ...
July 2017

Nigel User Profile
May 2017
What a great place this is, a very well appointed apartment with a super-lovely swimming pool bordering acres of rambling olive groves full of bees, birds and wildflowers and on the edge of peaceful Vamos. Our hosts, Marz and Viv, gave us an extremely generous welcome by shopping for our breakfast the next day, so a great deal of food (including homegrown olive oil) was provided. Location-wise in terms of journeys and sightseeing, we couldn't have picked a better spot - with the south coast under an hour away through the beautiful Lefka Ori and, indeed, the snow-capped mountains rising in the distance behind the property. There are some great guidebooks in the apartment, one of which steered us to some unforgettable encounters with village life in a couple of places nearby. Very easy to drive to from Chania along the oleander-lined national road, which must be one of the most beautifully decked highways anywhere. Very comfortable beds, and a hot shower. Demelza, the dog, was extremely charming too.
Marz User Profile
Response from Marz:
Thank you for your comments. You are right about the wifi - we have tried. Most people are happy to sit outside to access their needs in cyberspace.
May 2017

Chen User Profile
August 2016
The hosts made us feel very welcome, they were very very nice and helpful any time during the day. We felt like home. There is a big and cozy swimming pool outside the apartment , the area is very quiet and green all around. In the center of the village, 10 minutes walk from the apartment, we enjoyed from several grate Taverns for eating and drinking. 15 minutes by car we went to a lovely beach that made us come back for more and more, but there are more 30 km of beaches there. we had a fantastic holiday.
Marz User Profile
Response from Marz:
We appreciate your kind comments - and we thank you. I think we have your i-pad cable and you may have the small torch !! I will always remember that concern and worry are the same word in your language ! Hopefully we will meet again ......
August 2016

Liz User Profile
July 2016
Relaxing in Betsy was part one of our two centered holiday and it proved to be a wonderful choice. Firstly the lead-up period was carefully designed to ensure all our questions were answered and clear directions given to ensure we had a comfortable and stress free journey from the airport. We were also given a very generous Welcome Pack with a choice of different food staples and luxuries which was in the apartment on our arrival where we were met and welcomed by our hosts Marz and Viv. Betsy is a charming, spotlessly clean and comfortable ground floor apartment with the use of a fabulous swimming pool, sunbeds and shade, set amongst olive trees and greenery. The kitchen is well catered for with good quality saucepans, fridge, freezer and equipment. We like to cook and also had the use of a barbecue. We ate outside most evenings under a beautiful grape laden vine and a huge starry sky. Perfect. Our hosts were utterly charming, friendly and helpful. We enjoyed good conversation and appreciated their attention to detail and consideration. Viv thoughtfully gave us six organic eggs one morning! We felt totally at home and spent most of the day by the pool enjoying the peace, heat, warm breeze and gorgeous environment. Betsy is overlooked by a stunning mountain range. I would unreservedly recommend Relaxing in Betsy. The location is peaceful, full of interest, history, pretty sleepy villages, good tavernas, lovely quirky beaches and big open skies.
Marz User Profile
Response from Marz:
Thank you so much for your generous Review. We felt 10' feet tall on reading it !!
July 2016

Vamos, GreeceJoined in June 2012
Marz User Profile
Outgoing, energetic, yoga teacher, swimming and tennis lover. I love to travel, and to meet people. Meeting new guests who come to stay with us is one of the highlights of my week, they're always such pleasant people and so much fun, and I love to share the special places I k…
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