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Spacious, Quiet, Stone Villa in a Rural Village. Private Pool, Patio, Barbeque

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Last updated: 09/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Rethimnon villa description

The villa was built at the end of the 18th Century and was restored recently. It is a stone structure that was carefully renovated to include as many of the original features of the building. It is an authentic representative of traditional Cretan architecture.
The main entrance of the Villa faces north. Upon entering, one views an open area consisting of a living-room, a fireplace, and a fully equipped kitchen and dining area that is separated by a stone arc. On this ground floor there is also a large bedroom and a full bath. The rear portion of the ground floor leads to a courtyard which contains a swimming pool, an adobe oven, and a barbecue space.
A staircase leads you to the second floor area which is furnished as an office space. There are two bedrooms on the second floor and a full bath. On this landing, there is a large veranda overlooking the mountains, the oak forest, and the sea.
Every area of the house has your privacy and quiet insured.

The villa is suitable for all-year-long bookings: .

For the summer season ( March-October): The thick stone walls, high quality building materials and the careful planning of the house make it heat-resistant during the very hot summer season.

The villa has a paved courtyard area with a private swimming pool facing south and a large veranda area facing north, which means that you can catch sun and shade at all times of the day.

For the winter season (November-February)
The thick stone walls, the underground heating pad system (on the first floor), the heating units (on the second floor) make Villa Sofia a perfect villa for winter bookings.

(Ministry of Tourism Authorized License)
MHTE 1041K92002978101

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 200 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Children Welcome
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Pets Considered
          • Smoking Allowed
          • Groups
          • Singles

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

          • Ground Floor Bedroom: 2 twin/ single


          • Second Floor Master: 1 king


          • Second Floor : 1 double


          • There are two sofas that can become double beds if needed. If you have infants or young children in your party, please contact us so we can make arrangements for a cot....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Ground floor bathroom: toilet, tub, shower, bidet


          • Second floor bathroom: toilet, tub, shower, bidet


          Other Amenities

              • A large adobe oven is available for baking bread, pizza and traditional meals. Maid service and linen-towel change once a week is included, free of charge. Pool-plant maintenance included free of charge. Some beverages, traditional drinks (produced by the owner s family) and other products are provided free of charge. Catering by experienced local housewife is available upon request. ...moreless


              • Books
              • Television
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player


              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Rustic
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Pond
              • Water Parks
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Bay/Sound
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Forests
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins

              Leisure Activities

              • Walking
              • Horseback Riding
              • Bird Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Eco Tourism

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Rural
              • Near The Ocean
              • Village

              sports and adventure activities

              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Spelunking
              • Surf Fishing
              • Water Tubing
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Jet Skiing
              • Golf
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Water Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountaineering
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 7 people


                  • Wood Stove:

                    Adobe oven located on the patio area....moreless

                  • Living Room
                  • Parking On Street
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Fireplace
                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Parking
                  • Internet
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Sunbed
                  • Activities Guide
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Local Maps
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided


                  • Stove
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Freezer
                  • Oven
                  • Microwave
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Toaster
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Stove
                  • Grill
                  • 4 Ring Stove


                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Boat:

                    Sailing tours with trained captain are available at an extra cost. Available upon request and depending on availability....moreless

                  • Outdoor Furniture
                  • Porch Furniture
                  • Patio
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                  • Barbecue
                  • Terrace
                  • Balcony

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Outdoor Pool
                  • Private Pool:

                    During November, December, January, February the pool will be empty and unavailable for use....moreless

                  property descriptor

                      • Detached


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                      from 3 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      £840 £2,800
                      Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      £700 £2,200
                      Nov 1 - Dec 20, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      £560 £1,600
                      Winter Holiday
                      Dec 21 - Jan 10, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      Jan 11 - Feb 28, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      £560 £1,600
                      Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      £770 £2,500
                      Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      £770 £2,500
                      May 1 - May 31, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      £875 £2,950
                      Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      £875 £2,950
                      Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      £1,162 £3,950
                      Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      £1,281 £4,700
                      Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      £875 £2,950
                      Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      £770 £2,500
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • No additional mandatory fees
                      • Taxes Not included


                      Rates include tax, cleaning and linen change fees.

                      Any damage to the property must be refunded upon departure.

                      An extra fee of 4£ or 5euros, per person, per day applies for groups of more than 6 people. (for example: a group of 8 would have to pay an extra of (8-6)x 4 = 8£ a day.

                      Daily cruises with sailing boat & qualified captain are also available upon request.

                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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                      Last updated: 09/17/2014
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                      60 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      Daskalogiannis International airport (Chania)
                      7 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Rethymno Port
                      2 Kilometres
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Ethniki Odos
                      4 Kilometres
                      Nearest Beach
                      Episkopi Beach
                      2 Kilometres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Atsipopoulo Bars
                      110 Kilometres
                      Nearest Golf
                      Crete Golf Club
                      300 Metres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Gianniko's Restaurant

                      Car: Necessary

                      Villa Sofia is situated in the village of Prines, a traditional village near the city of Rethymno. Prines is a village full of old-rustic houses and villas that date back hundreds of years.

                      The center of the city of Rethymno is a 15 minute car drive away

                      The region of Rethymno as a whole is rich with history. The town still maintains its old aristocratic appearance, with its buildings dating from the 16th century, arched doorways, stone staircases, Byzantine and Hellenic-Roman remains, the small Venetian harbor and narrow streets. The city's Venetian-era citadel, the Fortezza, is one of the best-preserved castles in Crete. Lots of other monuments are worth seeing in the area as well.

                      A 10 minute car drive separates Villa Sofia from the Closest Beach. Cretes beaches are famous worldwide.

                      Other famous and worthwhile attractions that are close by are: The Samaria gorge, the Preveli monastery, Plakias, the city of Chania, the ancient ruins of Knossos and many more.

                      Sailing trips and a cooking service are available upon request. Please contact owner for more information and prices.


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2002

                      About the owner: My name is Manolis Deligiannakis. I manage this property on behalf of my family since 2010. I currently live, study media&sociology(BA) and work in London, UK. My family and I try to provide the guests of our property with the best service and advice possible. Especially since my departure from Crete to live in the UK I have realized how unique Crete really is. Therefore I make sure to return on a regular basis and explore the island as much as I can, in order to discover all of its hidden sides and to share my experience with our guests.

                      Why the Owner Chose Rethimnon:
                      This property was bought by my family in 2002. It is a traditional Turkish, stone structure, dating back to the 1800's. It was renovated carefully in order to preserve its unique character while combining modern design and appliances.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                      The main, traditional Turkish features of architecture are still there! High ceilings, stone arcs and an old grape-juicing space turned into comfortable living room space. The stone structure ensures the property remains cool, even during the hottest summer days! Photos really do not do this property full justice! Furthermore, the property benefits greatly from its location on the island of Crete. It is almost at the center of the island, in a traditional village, just a 10 minute car-ride away from the closest beach and the town of Rethymno. It makes the perfect location to base your stay while exploring the island, since most of the beautiful and popular attractions are less than a one hour car-drive away (With the exception of eastern Heracklion and the Lasithi region)

                      Contact us

                      Speaks: greek, english

                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                      • Patio-Pool-Villa view

                        Patio-Pool-Villa view

                      • Main entrance view.

                        Main entrance view.

                      • Living room - desk space.

                        Living room - desk space.

                      • Living room - Dining table.

                        Living room - Dining table.

                      • Ground floor bedroom.

                        Ground floor bedroom.

                      • Ground Floor Toilet & Shower.

                        Ground Floor Toilet & Shower.

                      • Patio-Pool space.

                        Patio-Pool space.

                      • Patio chairs.

                        Patio chairs.

                      • First floor bedroom.

                        First floor bedroom.

                      • Veranda.


                      • Veranda and view.

                        Veranda and view.

                      • Neighboring field view from veranda.

                        Neighboring field view from veranda.

                      • Exterior main entrance.

                        Exterior main entrance.

                      • Ground floor - sitting space and kitchen.

                        Ground floor - sitting space and kitchen.

                      • View from staircase.

                        View from staircase.

                      • Our house pet.

                        Our house pet.

                      • Ground floor bedroom.

                        Ground floor bedroom.

                      • Exiting towards the pool.

                        Exiting towards the pool.

                      • Adobe oven.

                        Adobe oven.

                      • First floor master bedroom.

                        First floor master bedroom.

                      • First floor toilet & shower.

                        First floor toilet & shower.

                      • Veranda view.

                        Veranda view.

                      • Veranda evening view.

                        Veranda evening view.

                      • Veranda from neighboring roof.

                        Veranda from neighboring roof.

                      £80 - £183 per night (GBP)

                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 09/17/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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