Villa Sofia is a 3 bedroom stone villa featuring a private pool, veranda , patio, adobe oven, spectacular views of the surrounding area and a spacious layout. The property is located in the village of Prines, just 15 minutes away from the city of Rethymno. The villa was built in the 18th century and was restored in 2010. The restoration includes many original features of traditional Greek and Turkish architecture combined with modern aesthetics and appliances. The property can accommodate 6 people comfortably and has a maximum capacity of 10 people (if the 2 sofa beds available are used)
On the ground floor the main entrance faces north. Upon entry one encounters an open area which consists of a living-room including seating space, a fireplace and a brilliantly preserved stone arc.The arc separates the living room from a fully equipped kitchen and a large dining table. The rest of the ground floor consists of a large bedroom with two single beds, plenty of storage space, a bathroom with a shower and a room with extra storage space and the washing machine. The rear portion of the ground floor leads to an exterior enclosed courtyard with a pool, sunbathing area and adobe oven - barbeque.
There is a loft area off the staircase which leads to the second floor. The loft is is furnished as an office space.
The second floor consists of two berdrooms (one with an attic space), a bathroom with a shower and a very spacious veranda overlooking the village of Prines, the mountains, the oak forest, and the sea.
The property has free wi-fi, free linen and towel changes every 4 days, a fully equipped kitchen with all the basic cooking essentials and plenty of available parking spaces located in the surrounding area.
Also available at no extra charge: Safe, washing machine, flat-screen television, sound system, cot for young children (you need to request this upon booking the property.)
Natural air conditioning is provided by the stone structure and the careful spatial planning, as cool air is channelled through the property to keep inhabitants cool, even during the hottest months of the summer.
The property is well-suited for year-long rentals.
Check in after: 2:00 PM
Check out before: 11:00 AM
Villa Sofia is situated in the village of Prines, a traditional settlement full of old Turksih and traditional Greek houses. Prines is surrounded by many fields, small farms, beautiful nature and imposing mountains. It is ideally located almost at the center of Crete, making it a perfect vantage point for exploring the whole island. It is also offers a great option for those who wish to experience how it is to live in a small rural community, but at the same time it is only a 15 minute drive away from the city of Rethymno and all it has to offer.
Any damages and breakages have to be refunded before your departure.
Please be respectful of the property and try not to bring in an sand after a visit to a local beach. The sand erodes the floor tiles and as really hard to remove!
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