This beautiful stone villa in Greece will steal your heart away; from arches stretching over the living areas to a flagstone-bordered pool, this villa rental in Greece looks like an extension of the mountain it rests on. Luxuriate in the feeling of rural seclusion, explore the local village below, go hiking, or scout for "the perfect beach." This Greece rental villa in the mountains will make you feel as if you've lived on the island for generations.
Built into a steep hillside, this restored stone house enjoys sweeping views over the White Mountains and the Askifou Plateau. Resembling a large converted barn, the house has a spacious multi-level common area, making it ideal for a group. Two flights of stone steps lead down to a large terrace paved with flagstones and the private swimming pool (36m2) and barbecue area. The pool is open from May 15 to the end of October and has an outdoor shower and WC, along with a washing machine. Scattered on the hillsides around the house, there are a number of unoccupied village dwellings. The local property representative will meet you at a prearranged place and guide you to the villa. At that point (or, if your arrival time is late, the following day), the representative will answer any questions and introduce you to the spectacular island of Crete. A representative will also remain available on a 24-hour help line for any further assistance you might need.
Ground Floor: Via the main terrace, the entrance leads into a spacious living/dining area with stone fireplace, satellite TV, and two built-in sofa beds each suitable for one child. From here, a few steps lead to a bedroom with wrought iron 130 cm large single bed, corner Jacuzzi tub, and separate ensuite (screened off) WC. Returning to the living area, a wooden staircase leads up to a second bedroom with a 130 cm large single bed, this one with ensuite bathroom (shower). At the opposite end of the living area there is a charming small kitchen with a stable door leading out to the terrace. The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher and an old stone oven. A wooden staircase leads to the upper floors.
First Floor: There is a large bedroom with a 130 cm large single wrought iron bed. Above the bedroom there is a spacious seating area with a 130 cm sofa bed suitable for one. Beyond this, additional steps lead up to the gallery.
Gallery: This large open room has a second kitchen with a range, refrigerator/freezer, and dining area with a satellite TV. This area opens onto a large terrace. There is also an antique tub and separate WC. Above the tub in an open loft there is a large gallery bedroom with four-poster 170 cm large queen-size bed.
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
* Chef Service: Upon request
* Extra Maid Service: Upon request
* Private Tours: Upon request
* Sofa beds vary in size and comfort and may not be adequate for adults.
Additional amenities include: cd, free parking on premises, cook service available - extra cost, outside area - private, independent villa....Read more
Left on 09/30/2009 for a stay in September 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 30, 2009Stayed Sep 2009
It was fabulous. Better than the pictures or my expectations. The perfect relaxing, touring, partying and enjoying place on Crete.
The villa itself was stunning and beautifully furnished. It was set on the rim of the Askifou Plateau, a lovely agricultural area that was beautiful to behold and to watch throughout the day and stay. Great neighbors too. The location, although remote, was actually centrally located for touring the western 2/3 of Crete, from north to south. In addition the Imbros Gorge, a great 5 mile gorge walk could be accessed on foot from the villa. Plenty of information provided by the owner. Good restaurants immediately nearby and some very interesting towns close by.
There really wasn't anything that I didn't like about the property. It even was quite satisfactory for the maximum number of 12 people although 3 were children.
The towns of Vryees and Vamos. Traveling to the southern beaches of Frangokastella and Plakeius. The incredible scenery riht outside the door.
Left on 04/30/2006 for a stay in April 2006 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 30, 2006Stayed Apr 2006
The outdoor terrace areas were lovely - beautiful views. Inside the house, we loved the antique furniture, the claw-foot and jacuzzi tubs, and were delighted with the dishwasher! Owner was delightful and made great recommendations for places to go and things to see. An excellent resource and very hospitable.
Location. It was a bit more remote than we expected. 20-30 minutes to get down the mountain to the main highway, and it was a slow, winding climb up and down the mountain, which meant more time in our cars that we had expected. Also, the pool was closed. This was a huge disappointment as there were definitely days were it was hot enough to take a dip, and the pool area was so inviting, so it was an unfortunate tease that we were not informed of this prior to arrival. Beds were a bit hard and couches weren't too comfy. but we spent hours wining and dining at the dinner table and out on the terraces. Stairs inside the house were very steep and a bit difficult to manage, especially under the ouzo influence! Our older guests found them to be a bit too much to handle.
Tavernas were great, views were great. A very rural, authentic experience. We actually saw a goat in a tree!
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