Bungalow | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The Villa is set in its own private garden with front patio overlooking swimming pool. Side patio off the main bedroom leads to an upstairs roof terrace for sunbathing and magnficent views of the sea, Rethymno Town, the mountains to the front and rear and glorious sunsets. The village of Sfakaki, Stavremenos and the beach are 15 minutes walk away from the villa.
Two double bedrooms, one with double and one with twin beds, both have fully fitted wardrobes and drawers. In addition to air conditioning in the main area, we have electric ceiling fans in all rooms. Fully fitted kitchen. Living room with TV, DVD player, CD hi-fi system, games and books. Towels and bedlinen provided. Around the pool area there are 4 sunbeds, umbrella, outside dining table and chairs, shower facilities BBQ and private garden area. Individual parking space provided.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Local beach 800 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heraklion 60 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
* Both bedrooms are 2.65m wide by 4 m long. 1 has a double bed and the other twin beds.
* The living, dining and kitchen open plan area is 5.25m x 6 m.
|Further details outdoors|
* The roof terrace is 5.25 m x 11 m
* The main bedroom leads to a side terrace.
* The 32 m sq pool is shared between the 2 villas only. Maximum usage at any time 8 people.
* A welcome pack can be arranged if required.
The Crete region
Sfakaki is about an hour's drive away from Heraklion Airport and 20 minutes drive from Rethymno on the north/west coast of Crete. The people in this area are renowned for their hospitality and traditional atmosphere which has not changed over decades.
The area lies in a very fertile valley between Mount Ida and the White Moutains and gives easy access to the South of the Island via the main road out of Rethymno so is very central for exploring the western side of Crete. The main town had a very cosmopolitan feel and offers a variety of tavernas and restaurants to suit all tastes.
The nearest beach is 800m down the road. The Village of Sfakaki and nearby Stavremenos offer excellent facilities with at least 8 tavernas, 2 supermarkets, petrol station. The nearest village is Sfakaki about 15 minutes walk down the hill towards the sea. Inland villages include Pigi which is about 20 minutes drive where there is a bakery, 2 butchers shops, supermarket, chemist and two tavernas, both of which serve excellent food. In amongst all the old rambling buildings you will find an internet cafe.
Rethymno town has two parts, old and new and there is a regular bus service along the old main road to town. The beautiful 'old town' area has a strong Venetian influence and lovely unspoilt harbour area, with rambling cobbled streets that lead to a small square with a fountain and small harbour area. All the dining tables and chairs spill out onto the pavements in the evening creating a very cosy friendly atmosphere. The up beat bar area is around the old Fortress and the upper part of the harbour. The new area offers a wide variety of shops, including a cinema showing English films with Greek subtitles. There is a 'little train' running along the old road which also takes you to town and into the surrounding countryside to visit the Monastery of Arkadi.
There are so many other places of interest in the surrounding area, such as the famous Minoan palace of Knossos, walking through the Samaria Gorge, Margarites where the pottery is still made the traditional way, Matala, the old hippie beach on the South side of the Island and many more.