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The Architect's Stone Villa. at a Perfect Location for Exploring the Island.

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Last updated: 05/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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 underground heating pad system (on the first floor), the heating units (on the second floor) make Villa Sofia a suitable villa for winter bookings.

(Ministry of Tourism Authorized License)
MHTE 1041K92002978101

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 150 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • Children Welcome:

    Please contact us if you wish to arrange a child-cot brought to you for your stay free of charge....moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

  • Ground Floor Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

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  • Second Floor Master: 1 king

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  • Second Floor : 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • 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

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

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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. Sailing trips around Rethymno and Chania with a sailing boat and captain available upon request...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

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

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Heating:

    Heating is available for bookings during the autumn and winter months....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone:

    You can only receive incoming calls....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

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

Kitchen

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

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat:

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

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

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

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May
May 1 - May 29, 2015
5 night min stay
£100
£700 £2,250

Rates are based on 6 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

30 May - 3 June
May 30 - Jun 3, 2015
3 night min stay
£100
June
Jun 4 - Jun 30, 2015
5 night min stay
£80
£560 £2,000

Rates are based on 6 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

July
Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2015
5 night min stay
£100
£700 £2,100

Rates are based on 6 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

August
Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2015
5 night min stay
£160
£1,120 £3,600

Rates are based on 6 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

September
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015
5 night min stay
£110
£770 £2,475

Rates are based on 6 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

October
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015
5 night min stay
£90
£630 £2,025

Rates are based on 6 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

November - February
Nov 1 - Feb 29, 2016
7 night min stay
£50
£750

Rates are based on 6 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

March
Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2016
5 night min stay
£70
£490 £1,050

Rates are based on 6 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

April
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2016
5 night min stay
£90
£630 £2,025

Rates are based on 6 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

May
May 1 - May 31, 2016
5 night min stay
£100
£700 £2,250

Rates are based on 6 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

June
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2016
5 night min stay
£110
£770 £2,475

Rates are based on 6 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

July
Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2016
5 night min stay
£140
£980 £3,150

Rates are based on 6 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

August
Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2016
5 night min stay
£160
£1,120 £3,600

Rates are based on 6 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

September
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2016
5 night min stay
£110
£770 £2,475

Rates are based on 6 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

October
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2016
5 night min stay
£90
£630 £2,025

Rates are based on 6 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

Discounts:

14-20 night stays apply for a 10% discount.

21-29 night stays apply for a 15% discount.

These discounts are not calculated immediately. In order to receive these discounts, do not use the 'instant booking' option, enquire with the owner, so that he apply the discount on an updated rental-quote.

Rates include 10% VAT.

Short-term bookings (Under 60 nights) include cleaning and linen changes once a week.

Any damage to the property must be refunded upon departure.

An extra fee of 5£, per person, per day applies for groups of more than 6 people.

If you would like somebody to cook or babysit for you while at our property please enquire for more details.

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


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Location

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

Car: Recommended

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 by my father Michalis in order to preserve its unique character while combining modern design and appliances. Our initial plan was to live in this property, but after my decision to leave Greece for the UK, my parents chose to stay in the home I grew up in and rent Villa Sofia out as a holiday letting property. Villa Sofia has therefore been designed as a living space that embodies our expectations of a cozy home and not has not been designed like most other holiday let properties.

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: english, greek

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Photos

  • Exterior view from patio.

    Exterior view from patio.

  • Exterior view 2.

    Exterior view 2.

  • Kitchen, living room view from main entrance.

    Kitchen, living room view from main entrance.

  • View from stairs leading to the second floor.

    View from stairs leading to the second floor.

  • Passage to laundry room, bathroom, bedroom and patio-pool space.

    Passage to laundry room, bathroom, bedroom and patio-pool space.

  • Ground floor bathroom.

    Ground floor bathroom.

  • Patio, back door and ground floor bedroom on the left.

    Patio, back door and ground floor bedroom on the left.

  • Second floor bedroom. Double bed and storage located on top of stairs.

    Second floor bedroom. Double bed and storage located on top of stairs.

  • Veranda view of mountains and surrounding nature.

    Veranda view of mountains and surrounding nature.

  • Veranda view of surrounding area.

    Veranda view of surrounding area.

  • View of veranda space from neighboring roof.

    View of veranda space from neighboring roof.

  • Exterior view 1

    Exterior view 1

  • Living room, dining table and workspace view from main entrance.

    Living room, dining table and workspace view from main entrance.

  • Dining table and kitchen.

    Dining table and kitchen.

  • Ground floor bedroom. Two single beds.

    Ground floor bedroom. Two single beds.

  • Patio, barbeque, pool view.

    Patio, barbeque, pool view.

  • Sunbeds by the pool.

    Sunbeds by the pool.

  • Second floor master bedroom.

    Second floor master bedroom.

  • Patio view of surroundings.

    Patio view of surroundings.

  • Patio view.

    Patio view.

  • Path leading to property from the main road & surrounding abandoned houses.

    Path leading to property from the main road & surrounding abandoned houses.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, greek
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/22/2015
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