Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Villa Sofia is situated in the village of Prines, a traditional village near the city of Rethymno, Crete. The villa was built at the end of the 18th Century and was restored recently. It is a stone structure that was carefully renovated to include as many of the original features of the building. It is an authentic representative of traditional Cretan architecture.
The villa can accommodate six people very comfortably. (When 7-10 people are accommodated, 2 sofa beds are available.)
Ground floor: The main entrance of the Villa faces north. Upon entering the house one views an open area consisting of a living-room, a fireplace, and a fully equipped kitchen and dining area that is separated by a stone arc. On this ground floor there is also a large bedroom and a full bath. The rear portion of the ground floor leads to a courtyard which contains a swimming pool, an adobe oven, and a barbecue space.
Second floor: There is a loft area off the staircase which leads to the second floor area which is furnished as an office space. There are two bedrooms on the second floor (one with an attic space) and a full bath. On this landing, there is a large veranda overlooking all of the village of Prines, the mountains, the oak forest, and the sea.
Every area of the house has your privacy insured and the rustic buildings (most of them uninhabited) that are located all around the villa insure piece and quiet.
The villa is suitable for all-year-long bookings.
For the summer season ( March-October)
The thick stone walls, high quality building materials and the careful planning of the house make it heat-resistant during the very hot summer season.
The villa has a paved courtyard area with a private swimming pool facing south and a large veranda area facing north, which means that you can catch sun and shade at all times of the day.
For the winter season (November-February)
The thick stone walls, the underground heating pad system (on the first floor) and the heating units (on the second floor) make Villa Sofia a perfect villa for winter bookings.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Episkopi Beach 5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Chania Airport 50 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Crete region
Villa Sofia is situated in the village of Prines, a traditional village near the city of Rethymno. Prines is a village full of old-rustic houses and villas that date back hundreds of years.
The center of the city of Rethymno is a 15 minute car drive away
The region of Rethymno as a whole is rich with history. The town still maintains its old aristocratic appearance, with its buildings dating from the 16th century, arched doorways, stone staircases, Byzantine and Hellenic-Roman remains, the small Venetian harbor and narrow streets. The city's Venetian-era citadel, the Fortezza, is one of the best-preserved castles in Crete. Lots of other monuments are worth seeing in the area as well.
A 10 minute car drive separates Villa Sofia from the Closest Beach. Crete's beaches are famous worldwide.
Other famous and worthwhile attractions that are close by are: The Samaria gorge, the Preveli monastery, Plakias, the city of Chania, the ancient ruins of Knossos and many more.
In the middle of a cluster of rustic, traditional structures, close to small shops and a lot of nature, Villa Sofia will situate you in a true Cretan village setting.
Located in the village of Prines, Villa Sofia is situated almost at the center of the island, making most sites the island has to offer easy to access.