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Eleni’s Stately Home, picturesque location! – Home 8308679 Villa

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 9 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Eleni’s Stately Home, picturesque location! – Home 8308679

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  • Villa
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 9 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Villa / 3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 9

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 15 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Eleni’s Stately Home has been built with great care on the family’s home grounds. It is a destination which combines the class of a renovated mansion and the dreamy environment of the village.

This summer turn away from the busy touristy places in exchange for a quiet retreat, where you will have a chance to meet with the locals, who still live their traditional lives. Stress of daily life, traffic and tension are instantly replaced by serenity and a pace that will send you back in time to a forgotten life revolving around relaxation. Here, you’ll have a unique experience that enriches body and soul. Gaze upon the wide horizon, breath the fresh country air perfumed with the scent of wild growing herbs and relax among colours and perfumes…

Layout

The size and space arrangement of Eleni’s Stately Home, make it ideal for big families or groups of friends, as it can accommodate up to nine people, while its design ensures total privacy and comfort!

Outside Area

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Eleni’s Stately Home has been built with great care on the family’s home grounds. It is a destination which combines the class of a renovated mansion and the dreamy environment of the village.

This summer turn away from the busy touristy places in exchange for a quiet retreat, where you will have a chance to meet with the locals, who still live their traditional lives. Stress of daily life, traffic and tension are instantly replaced by serenity and a pace that will send you back in time to a forgotten life revolving around relaxation. Here, you’ll have a unique experience that enriches body and soul. Gaze upon the wide horizon, breath the fresh country air perfumed with the scent of wild growing herbs and relax among colours and perfumes…

Layout

The size and space arrangement of Eleni’s Stately Home, make it ideal for big families or groups of friends, as it can accommodate up to nine people, while its design ensures total privacy and comfort!

Outside Area

The serenity of the village makes the high walls that surround this property fairly unnecessary, but to guarantee the utmost privacy, it features a romantic and spacious courtyard of outstanding beauty, hidden from the sight of anyone passing by.

In Eleni’s Stately Home you most certainly enjoy staying outdoors! This truly beautiful house has an amazing swimming pool, which dares you to refresh yourself anytime you wish and offers peacefulness and calmness.

Furthermore, beautiful flowers make the terrace even more appealing and the surrounding big trees offer shade during the mid day heat.

The ample outdoors sitting and dining areas and barbecue facilities at the terrace provoke you to avoid the interiors and try al fresco dining! Also, a small garden inside the property, provides fresh organic vegetables for your meals!

From the courtyard, an external stone-built staircase leads to a decent sized terrace on the upper floor. A wooden pergola offers partial shade and a small arrangement of garden furniture allows guests to retreat from the rest of the group, if preferred.

Ground Floor

The ground floor of the villa is L-shaped. Entering the villa, you’ll see the fully equipped, open plan kitchen with the adjacent dining area. Moving on, you’ll meet the living room area with its open fireplace, which creates a unique atmosphere. On this level you’ll find one double and one twin bedroom, both with en-suite bathrooms. All rooms of the ground floor have doors that offer direct access to and from the back of the courtyard, providing privacy and undisturbed sleep for all parties.

First Floor

From the terrace, guests enter the open plan living area that consists of a small -but very tastefully decorated and fully equipped- kitchen, a dining table for four guests and another bathroom. The living room area consists of two comfortable sofa beds and a lovely loft-type bedroom with a double bed.

Property Notes:

- Welcome basket included, courtesy of the owner.

- Housekeeping, towels and linen changes twice a week.

- Sun beds and umbrellas available. Pool towels provided.

- Pool and garden attendance twice a week.

- Baby cot and high chair available if needed.

- Air-conditioning in all bedrooms and living room area is included.

Complimentary free Wi-Fi coverage is available throughout the house.

- All in-house electronics are available, including a washing machine, dishwasher, TV with satellite reception, CD and DVD players, large fridge with freezer, electric kitchen, kettle, toaster, espresso coffee machine, iron and iron board.

- 24h/7days ThinkVilla concierge service included.

- The pool operates from April to October.

Location description from owner

The Rethymnon Prefecture region

Rethymno, with its clear blue seas and endless beaches, Mount Psiloritis, several caves, gorges and unique flora and fauna, awaits to offer you a unique holiday experience! There is such a big variety of landscapes and beautiful locations to visit that one is never bored. The mild Mediterranean climate, together with the popular Cretan diet gives visitors the chance of healthy living and exploring. Rethymno and its villages are live postcards, pervaded by the aroma of Cretan cuisine and the sound of the Cretan lyre. People here live amidst nature and emotions, outside the city's code of behaviour. No matter where you go, even to the most isolated village, people will open their home doors, invite you in and treat you to a “raki”!

Rethymnon

The village of Episkopi is located east of the city of Rethymno and in the midst of Psiloritis and Kouloukonas Mountains. Halfway up the national road, between Heraklion and Rethymnon, on the west coast of Crete, the road turns into the mountains at Panormo. A winding road, with fantastic views of the surrounding area, brings you to Episkopi.

Episkopi is situated just 15 minutes driving away of beautiful, clean and organised sandy beaches of Panormo.

Every morning, a 'mobile supermarket' comes to the village square. Most of the common products are sold and at reasonable prices. In case you need something that he doesn't have with him, he will deliver it later to your door. Apart from that, supermarkets and taverns as well as a range of other shops are found in the nearby town of Perama or Garazo, just 5 Kms away.

The village, with its ancient history is an ideal place to learn about customs, traditions and experience the authentic rural way of life and local hospitality. There is also regional tavern and a traditional cafe at the village. Throughout the area visitors are invited to walk in a region of particular natural beauty and to admire several important monuments. The region is offered for excursions, combining naturalist and archaeological routes that constitute an important “map” of experiences.

The forest of Milopotamo, running alongside the old National Road, is beautiful. Mountaineering in Psiloritis and Kouloukonas regions provides a wealth of unforgettable experiences, and quite a few surprises. Crete's highest peak, Mount Psiloritis, where the gods strolled in ancient times, is a sacred place with wild nature and unique breathtaking beauty. It always was and continues to be a symbol of the island since the Minoan period.

Traveling at leisure around the watermills of Damavolou, at Kato Vrisi, Garazo, Moussai villages and Meteoro of Axos village offers a constant pleasure for nature lovers.

The hinterland of the area of Mylopotamos invites you to visit the monuments of Christian culture such as The Monastery of Vossako which dates back to 1195 and is operating at the foot of the Talea Mountain Range up until today.

The Municipality of Kouloukona organises every year many interesting cultural events open to residents and to visitors alike.The "Talea Festival" with theatre performances, art exhibitions, concerts and various other ravishing activities is a yearly summer festival well worth visiting.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Crib
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Full bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Twin beds
    Bedroom 3: Full bed 3 Twin beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 2 En suites

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Staffed property
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:14:00, Check out time:12:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Valia Kokkinou (Property Manager Valia Kokkinou)

Tourist License
1041K050B0032001

Calendar last updated::
03 Dec 2016
Based in:
Greece
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Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, German

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“Beautiful house in quiet, welcoming location”

Reviewed 18 Aug 2012

This holiday gave the best of both worlds. Situated in a small quiet village you get to sample the friendliness of the locals away from the hustle & bustle of the seaside resorts. However get in your car and you can get to the local beach resorts (25mins) & towns easily. Rethymno is 45 mins away, Heraklion 70 mins but once on the National Road they are easy to find. However taking the back roads you get breathtaking views and often get there just as quick! The house is beautiful, well equipped, clean and spacious. The beds were a little hard for our liking but each to their own! The outside space is fantastic and the pool offered hours of fun. The kids in our party ranged from 6-14 and they loved the house & village. Next door to the house is a small Taverna (noise never an issue as used by the local villagers). The welcome at the Taverna was fantastic and the food even better. From start to finish the manager of the house was brilliant. We were met on our arrival, we had the assurance that any problems would be sorted. A problem with the pool (their concern not ours) was sorted overnight so never interfering with the kids fun! As usually happens on our hols, a trip to the local medical centre was needed and the manager gave us the information we needed and even turned up at the hospital which sped up the process greatly. We cannot praise her enough. This holiday/venue would not be the place for those who like to be in the thick of things but if you want a taste of Greek village life, a glorious welcome, peace and quiet but close enough to amenities then this would not disappoint.

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an amazing review and for giving us a perfect rating ! We hope to have the chance to host you again in the future!

“Perfectly Relaxing”

Reviewed 8 Oct 2011

A wonderful villa in a secluded traditional Cretian village. We were looking for a relaxing holiday where we could enjoy the weather, catch up on some reading and slow down the usual hectic pace of life. The villa was wonderful, it has a great pool, plenty of outdoor space, a bbq and wood fired outdoor oven for cooking. There is an upstairs terrace which is perfect for catching the final sunshine of the day whilst enjoy a beer or cocktail. The villa is split into 2 parts, the main part downstairs with a kitchen and small lounge area, a twin bedroom with ensuite and double bedroom with ensuite, each bedroom has direct access to the grounds which would be great for groups. The upstairs has a bathroom, kitchen and lounge and a mezzanine bedroom, with the terrace outside. Valia from houseincrete.gr arranged to meet us and guide us in to the villa (it is a little off the beaten path!) and she was happy to help us with anything we needed from recommending places to eat and shop as well as booking us a table at the local taverna. We can highly recommend staying in the villa and hope to return at some point in the future for another relaxing break.

Thank you so much for your amazing review! It was our pleasure to have you as guests and we would really love to host you again in our Villa!

“Amazing”

Reviewed 5 Oct 2011

Well way not only excedeed every expectation, a must stay Villa that I strongly recommend and definatelly visit again ASAP !!!! The right spot to visit the most interesting parts of Crete ...

Thank you so much for your amazing review! It was our pleasure having you as guests and we hope to have you back, on your next trip to Crete!

“Amazing vacations!!!!”

Reviewed 3 Oct 2011

We had a superb time! The house is amazing & full of tranquility. we stayed for a week and could not get enough of it! I am so looking forward to go back again next year! perfect for families & couple friends....you will be amazed! The ideal place for relaxation & adventure to the Cretan true hospitality & lifestyle!!!!

Thank you for being our guests and we are looking forward to welcome you again some time!

“Fantastic villa and heavenly village right in the middle of nowhere”

Reviewed 22 Sep 2011

Absolutely beautiful villa and wonderful private garden and grounds. Slightly smaller than I had imagined. Beautiful local village with no English in sight. Great local restaurant and good shops and supermarkets close by.

Thank you for your kind review! We hope to see you again on your next trip to Crete!

“Excellent property”

Reviewed 22 Sep 2011

House and gardens are great, tiny little village is beautiful, hosts impeccable. Its quite remote, nearest shop is 10 mins drive away. So peaceful and relaxing. Pool and pizza oven in private walled garden + wifi! Can't recommend it enough.

Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our villa to other travellers! We are truly happy to hear that you enjoyed our amenities and had a comfortable stay with us. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Crete!

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