About the property
- Villa807 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
2 independent rustic villas, sea & mountain views 1&4BR sleep 2-8 fully equipped
Just a few minutes from the modern beach resorts of Maleme and Platanias, step back in time as you turn into the meandering lane that leads to the picturesque hamlet of Metochi, with a history dating back to the 1700’s, when Crete was still under Turkish rule. The tiny hamlet is laced with evocative stone walls surrounding centuries old buildings built in weathered limestone, with vine covered pergolas and lush gardens overflowing with jasmine and roses. It takes little imagination to evoke an atmosphere of yesteryear, whilst enjoying all the comforts of a relaxing luxury holiday.
Our villas 'Laina' and 'Sofas' – are both listed buildings, entirely renovated in 2010-2011 and sympathetically restored to a level of luxury appreciated by the discerning traveller, seeking comfort in an environment which only an ancient building can provide. Each villa is totally independent,set within its own spacious and private stone walled courtyard garden, private pool, with parking for both villas.
Villa 'Sofas' - 1 bedroom sleeps 2+
Villa 'Sofas' is the perfect romantic holiday haven. Open the wooden picket gate and step into the delightful stone paved courtyard, set behind the stone wall. The villa Sofa is built in warm honeyed limestone, and the old wooden shutters and ivy combine to create a wonderful building, full of character. Surrounded by mature shrubs, lush foliage and stone patios, it is easy to imagine you have stepped back in time. The swimming pool and outside barbecue area provide the perfect promise of fun filled days and evenings.
Step inside, through the old wooden doors into a delightful room laid with flagstones, old stone walls and a wonderful beamed ceiling. The beautiful stone fireplace has been used over many centuries. Throw open the wooden shutters and venture upstairs to the master bedroom and pinch yourself. What could be better than this?
Villa 'Laina' - 4 Bedrooms sleeps 8+
Villa 'Laina' is the perfect place where a large family or group of friends can enjoy a wonderful holiday. Open the wooden picket gate and step into the delightful stone paved courtyard. The picturesque garden is just made for chilling out and soaking up the sun. The ancient courtyard flagstones, the lush foliage and sweet smelling flowers, combine to create a wonderful private area to swim, sun bathe, enjoy a cool drink or relish the mouth watering aroma of food being cooked on the outside barbecue.
Step inside Villa Laina and you’ve stepped back in time. See the graceful stone arch leading the eye from the breakfast kitchen into the lounge with its original Cretan ‘banquettes’ set along the stone wall, and the beamed wooden ceiling – yet there are also modern features to provide the level of luxury you expect to find on a holiday such as a satellite 40” LCD flat screen TV and a luxurious spa bath.
Upstairs there is a huge furnished roof terrace with amazing sea and mountain views
“Metochi Villas”: “Metochi Villas” are a group of 4 officially declared as traditional preservable old mansions – “Sofas”, “Laina”, “Nembarta”, and “Kamares” - dated back to the 18th century. They have been restored with respect to their history, preserving and setting off their original architecture. Our Villa “Laina” and Villa “Sofas” have been renovated in 2010-2011 to meet our valued customer’s expectations. Each Villa is totally independent, surrounded with a stone wall providing absolute privacy. Fully equipped, with all the amenities guaranteeing a relax staying and a perfect base for discovering Crete’s lovely beaches.
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- english, german, greek, Some Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 26, 2018
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Lovely Villa in quiet location
We spent a week at Villa Sofas during September. The villa was perfect, and Georgia and Dionysus were very welcoming and friendly. The villa is as good as the pictures and we were not disappointed. The BBQ and seating area are perfect for al fresco eating. The pool area is secluded and perfect for a cooling dip. The outdoor areas are surrounded by plants and trees, and add to the feeling of being in a tropical paradise.
The kitchen is fully equipped; the bedroom has a large four poster, with mosquito net, which was very comfortable. The shower was modern and very good.
We did not hire a car, but used the bus. The bus stop is 5 minutes from the villa with regular buses, every 30 minutes, into Chania.
We hope to return, and would recommend Villa Sofas.
A Week in Paradise
Thank you so very much to our wonderful hosts Georgia and Dennis. The villa is stunning, a real home from home. Private, peaceful and luxurious. The owners have renovated the villa with taste and charm, the perfect mix of modern with traditional vernacular style. The villa is spacious, spotlessly clean and has everything you need for a truly relaxing break. We loved sitting in the sunshine on the enormous rooftop terrace during the day. In the evenings we lit the open fire and ate in the kitchen dining room, very romantic. The bed was so very comfy with the softest linens. Fluffy towels provided for the bathroom and for the pool. It was too cold to swim but we sat by the pool and dipped our legs. Pool is a really good size, clean and very inviting.
The bathrooms are designed with quality and taste, with the most fabulous showers...we didnt want to get out!
Georgia and Dennis were wonderful hosts, they had thought of everything. A fully stocked kitchen with herbs and spices, condiments, sauces. They left us fruit, vegetables, wines, chocolate, bread, cheese even candles ...amazing hospitality! They had thought of everything. Sunlotions, doedorant, fly spray, toothpaste, toilet rolls, ....so well planned.
The villa is about a 30 minute drive from the airport, easy to find but we arrived late and lost our way in the dark so rang Dennis and he came out to find us...nothing is too much trouble for these lovely people.
Mini markets, beach and restaurants a five minute drive away, perfectly placed close to amenities whilst being peaceful and quiet.
Nothing to fault at all .....6 stars!
We are looking forward to returning soon,
Thank you so very much Georgia and Dennis for making our stay so fabulous, you are the perfect hosts, kisses for Baby the cat.
Much love from Chrissie and Pete. xxx
Remarkable stay with amazing hosts
Cannot say enough good things about Georgia, Dionysis and their lovely Villa. We are not touristy, so this was the perfect fit for us. Being able to get up and lay by the pool after a brilliant nights rest was fantastic. It took about a week to perfect my Greek coffee method and when coupled with pastries from a local bakery and the fruit that had been provided, it made for a perfect start to each day. The kitchen is well equipped to accommodate meal preparation to whichever extent you desire. The location is quiet and private, with the exception of a wedding being held up the street one night, and you feel safe and secure the whole time there. It is very easy to get down to the main road and catch buses from there when necessary. They are very proud of their home and have expended great effort in making it comfortable for their guests. Thank you both for making it available for our use! We have fallen in love with Crete and cannot wait to return.
A fantastic place to stay
We spent a week at Villa Laina - a recently upgraded house which was already beautiful before all the work has been done.
It features 4 spacious bedrooms, 2 beautiful bathrooms and a new kitchen with all the necessary appliances and more. The pool is amazing and the kids spent a lot of their time there.
What really sets this house apart is the hosts - Georgia and Dionysis. They take a very personal approach to their business. They were on call when we needed help, advised us on restaurants, beaches and other places to go. They changed sheets and towels even though it wasn't needed. They clean the pool and do all the necessary stuff with a smile.
They prepared fresh fruit as a welcome present and provided us with a bottle of beautiful home made raki as well.
We always felt welcome and appreciated.
We are definitely coming back - the whole family loved it.
Excellent villa, quiet and good location
This was our second stay here, and it was just as good as our first visit. Villa is secluded and private, but only a 5 minute drive to the centre of Platanias. Air con, wifi etc all good and the house has all the equipment you will need for cooking etc. the pool is great and much needed in the heat. Would highly recommend this villa.
Lovely , relaxing holiday in Villa Sofas
Georgia responded to all queries very promptly and was very happy to arrange a taxi from the airport to the villa.(This cost 44 Euro) Both Georgia and her husband, Dionysus, were very helpful and gave us lots of recommendations about where to eat around the area and in Chania and day trips to various beaches. Really pleasing touches were the enormous bowl of fruit, the bottle of Cretan wine, the jug of raki and olive oil which were left for us on arrival. We didn't have to buy any fruit all week. The villa is situated in a very quiet spot outside the village of Maleme. There are restaurants here, but there are much better quality ones in Girani, Platanias and Chania, which are just a short bus ride away. Inka supermarket is a pleasant walk from the villa. A car would be useful, but isn't necessary and it is good not to have to drive on holiday. It is much better to use public transport. The buses are great - clean, efficient, airconditioned, regular - and cheap. And they have conductors! It is two very easy bus journeys back to the airport at a total cost of 9.60Euro for two people. The villa itself is beautiful and very clean. The bedding and towels are changed on Tuesdays which is great. The villa is really well equipped with everything necessary for an enjoyable holiday, plus extra items like the dishwasher and washing machine. There is also WIFI, The villa is very private and not overlooked at all. The large bedroom is lovely. The bed is very comfortable and has a mosquito net, essential if, like me, you are susceptible to being bitten and react badly. The garden and patio area are beautiful and offer as much sun or shade as you want. We ate outside on the patio every day. The pool, although small, is perfect for cooling down. An extra delight is Baby - the resident cat - very friendly and at the end of our week - very spoilt! I would definitely recommend this villa and I would definitely return.
The Metochi Villas are located in the beautiful neighbourhood of Metochi at the outskirts of Platanias (just 3 minute away), near the west end of Crete 15km from of the old medieval stone city of Chania and 25km from the Chania International Airport. Heraklion International Airport can be reached in less than 2 hours. The sea is only 700m away and the beach resort of Maleme is 1km, with its large supermarket. Maleme also has an ATM machine, baker, butcher, chemist and many, many tavernas to choose from. The beach resort of Platanias 3km away is the summer centre for the youth on west Crete. A large number of bars, beach-bars, clubs, tavernas, restaurants, cafes, shops and recreation facilities of all kind, jewellery shops, super markets, banks, health clinics, pharmacies, nurseries, the soft sandy beaches nominated with 'blue flags' can guarantee the visitor complete, high class tourist services. The Samaria Gorge, the pink sand beach of Elafonissi & Falassarna are all in 1 hour. Golf: Lasithi, east Crete. Ski: Only water ski available in Crete. Our address is Metochi, Kontomari, Platanias P.C. 73014 Chania, Crete, Greece There is no street number or street name because it is just a small village ;)
Rates & Availability
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Some Q&A - How much of the cost do we have to pay in advance as a deposit? A 300euro deposit is required. - When do we have to pay the rest of the rent? The rest will be paid to us on arrival. - Is there a cancellation policy? Yes - Is there any special change over day? No, as long that the enquired days match, and do not spoil the previous or following weeks