The villa is a luxurious restored privately owned Venetian villa of 540m2 (5812 sqft) located in the beautiful hillside village of Maroulas classified as a heritage site. The village is just a few minutes away by car from the town of Rethymno, and 3km (1.8miles) from some of the most outstanding beaches in the area.
The villa, built in 1426 during the Venetian" period, has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and has been officially certified by the Greek Tourism Office as luxury accommodation villa in Crete.
Villa Maroulas has its own heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi Full of privacy, WIFI internet and giant cinema screen for movies. The villa is extremely well equipped to cater for families with babies and small children, supplying plenty of toys and games to keep youngsters entertained.
Your holiday at this villa, will provide you with a wonderful location, magnificent sea views, peace and tranquility for all....
The villa is a luxurious holiday home that can accommodate up to 12 guests.
We invite you to come and experience an exciting and exclusive winter or summer. In an elegant atmosphere, you will enjoy the 110m² (1184sq ft) open space opening on the courtyard with the private swimming pool and the luminosity of this villa provided by the opening bay windows and the 3.60 m high ceiling.
This vacation rental, the professional services we provide (housekeeping, laundry ...) and the many possibilities for meals will make your stay in Crete an unforgettable moment of relaxation.
We can also advise you on different types of excursions from local archeological sites to bespoke boat trips and help you to discover the real Cretan way of life
The front door opens onto an inner courtyard. High walls offer peace and privacy, yet you are still in the heart of the village.
You find a swimming pool, surrounded by potted plants, flowers and elegant garden furniture. This is the place to sunbathe, unwind and relax, or bask in the shade of a Olive tree......
A conservatory style entrance leads you into the main living area. The design is open-plan: You will find a huge lounge with a stunning white marble floor, a kitchen and dining area, a vaulted television room, and hi-teck office space. The kitchen is fully equipped - dishwasher, microwave, oven etc.
Techno facilities here include: PC, WIFI, giant screen (3.5m x 3.5m), overhead projector managed by computer Windows 7 , a telephone, television, video tape recorder, hi-fi, CD-DVD....The dining area is spacious and there is also a children's play space.
The living area leads out to a small inner courtyard which houses a Jacuzzi which is big enough for at least five people. Your additional fifth bedroom is also located in this part of the building.
The villa has five bedrooms, all with air conditioning for the summer - and central heating for the winter. We provide you with all bed linen and hand towels, and we also provide a daily (aside from Sundays) fully comprehensive domestic cleaning service.
Bedroom 1: (on the ground floor) Has an independent entrance. The room has a double bed, a computer work-space, and an en-suite bathroom with bath, toilet and hair dryer.
Bedroom 2: (on the first floor) Has a great view of the sea, and an original fireplace! It also has a double bed, and en-suite bathroom with a bath, toilet and a hair dryer.
Bedroom 3: (also on the first floor) This room has a small double bed and shares a bathroom with bedroom 4.
Bedroom 4: (on the first floor) Has bunk beds and a double bed (quadruple). This bedroom shares a bathroom with Bedroom 3 - the bathroom has a bath, a toilet and a hair dryer.
Bedroom 5: (on the ground floor), has a double bed. Shower and toilet are along the corridor.
There is plenty of outdoor space within the grounds of the villa.
You have the large courtyard with the heated swimming pool and the smaller 'Jacuzzi' courtyard.
But you also have a massive roof terrace on the first floor of the building, which has loungers, chairs, tables, in fact all the garden furniture one could possibly want.
From here you have a superb view of the village, the sea and the surrounding countryside.
Rates included : House linen, bath towels, towels for the swimming pool, a daily (except for Sundays) domestic cleaning service, a daily concierge service, a briefing, laundry service (except iron), central heating for the winter, water, mineral water, electricity, 24/7 ADSL internet connection, WIFI, air conditioning, delivery food service, breakfast pack for the first morning, personal insurance, local taxes.
Our rates can change significantly depending , the date of booking (early or last minute), the number of nights, the number of people and some time we can make special offers for specific dates Just ask !!!
HEATED POOL ON EXTRA COST
Check in after: 4:00 PM
Check out before: 10:00 AM
Maroulas is a quiet village situated on the heights above Rethymno, facing the sea at an altitude of 150 metres and surrounded by greenery, a spring and several valleys.
In 1980, Maroulas was listed for its historical monuments but also for some of its houses including Villa Maroulas.
Amongst its rich historical heritage, visitors can discover important remains of ancient tombstones dating back to antiquity, two wonderful Venetian towers one of which is 44 metres high, a Byzantine church dedicated to the Ascension, a more recent church dedicated to the Virgin Mary and lastly a small chapel with iconostasis which adorns the small village square.
During the first Venetian invasions, the middle class houses of Maroulas were used as second homes or agricultural warehouses by the nobility of Rethymno.
Its high position facing the sea and its narrow lanes without any main square make Maroulas a typical example of the kind of fortifications built at that time.
Inspired by the works of Venetians dating from 1577, the Venetian constructions were aesthetically considered as state of the art.
Later, the Turks would add architectural elements from Anatolia like chimneys, wells, hammams or fountains.
Nowadays, Maroulas reveals itself through a maze of alleys where visitors can stroll, meet with the locals and enjoy its tavernas and cafes.
Closest Airport: Chania or Heraklion
Closest Airport Distance: 75km
Closest Beach: Platanias (sandy beach 17km long)
Closest Beach Distance: 3km
Closest Restaurant Distance: 0.05km
Closest Shopping Point Distance: 1km
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