Rural Retreat - 10mins drive from sandy beach wifi
Located on the quieter side of Crete and on a secluded, private development on the edge of the typical Cretian village of Kokkino Chorio, Astra House has lovely sea views from the 1st floor balcony and ground floor terrace. In the village there is a taverna and a well stocked local shop, but for more choice, the lively village of Plaka is only 25 minutes walk away, with tavernas, a couple of bars and a good mini market. The lovely sandy beach at Almerida (with a PADI Diving Centre) is a little further - 5 mins drive). This house is ideal for couples looking for peace and relaxation, walking, birdwatching, cycling holidays or just sunbathing on the nearby beaches or around the pool.Astra House is one of the middle two houses in a terrace of 4 similar, two storey houses overlooking the lovely shared pool among the shared gardens. There are plenty of paved, terraced areas for sunbathing including the lower garden terrace which is a very peaceful sunbathing/relaxation area (with the occasional sound of the mountain sheepbells.) Sunbeds are provided.
Inside the house, on the ground floor, you will find an open plan kitchen with a comfortable living/dining area and a modern fully tiled shower room. The kitchen is fully equipped (see amenities list) to enable you to rustle up delightful meals using fresh Cretan produce. For shopping or the beach there are cooler bags as well as freezer blocks. There is a dining table and four chairs and comfy seating for 3. One of the seating units folds out to provide a child's bed. For entertainment there is a TV with satellite reception (not Sky) BBC news can be tuned, CD and DVD players and a selection of CD's, DVD's,good range of Travel and local walking Guidesbooks, games and WiFi.
There is a secluded, large, covered, shady terrace leading off the ground floor living area which is furnished with a table and chairs for outside dining.
The air-conditioned bedroom with a double bed, wardrobe and drawer storage is on the first floor. The bedroom has a ceiling fan. A hairdryer is provided
A large private sunny balcony with fabulous sea views leads off the bedroom. This also has table, chairs, sunbeds and a cupboard with inflatable balls and sunbeds for the beach or pool...Read more
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