Bungalow | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
A Brand new Villa for 2012 Only 500m from the sandy beach of Sfakaki from , approximately 10 min walk.
with open plan kitchen and living area, two bedrooms.air con in all rooms (no extra cost) ,with Mosquito blinds fitted to the bedroom patio door and windows.
towels and bedlinen provided, and For guests staying longer than 7 nights there is a weekly maid service including a towel and linen change. the pool is shared with the neighbouring villa only and is filled from May – end of October (earlier by arrangement only), Around the pool area there are 4 sunbeds, umbrella, outside dining table and chairs,Picnic table and hammock on roof terrace.and shower facilities, BBQ and small private garden area. The private roof terrace covers the entire footprint area of the house and is stylishly equipped with low level outdoor lighting. and power points.This family villa makes the most of its magnificent views to the sea and the mountains from its rooftop terrace. .
Close to all local amenities and just 10 minutes drive to Rethymno.
Villa Sofia offers a wonderful rural location with superb views of both the sea and the White Mountains.
A 10min walk will into the heart of Sfakaki, where you will find mini-market,and free Wi-fi available at the local tavernas, walking distance to the pleasant sandy beach. The bus stop is at the local supermarket less than 10min walk from Villa Sofia
The village of Stavromenos is also nearby with its tavernas, shops, and supermarket. There is a regular bus service between Rethymno and Sfafaki
Both Chania and Iraklion airports are approximately 1 hour by car.
Finally we recommend you to have a car but it is not necessary Everything is reachable by foot and also there is a bus stop to Rethymno and a Taxi rank 400 meters away from the villa!
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Sfakaki 800 Metres|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||600 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heraklion & Chania 70 km, Nearest railway: Sfakaki|
|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||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, 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|
|Further details outdoors|
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.
* The roof terrace is 5.25 m x 11 m lit with low level outdoor lighting. and power points.and seating
* The 32 m sq pool is shared between the 2 villas only.
A welcome pack can be arranged if required.
The Crete region
Crete island is the largest of Greece and is located in the south of the Aegean Sea. Crete is one of the most famous Greek islands and often visited with Santorini. It is separated in 4 prefectures: Chania, Heraklion, Lassithi and Rethymno. The island has everything to offer: mountainous landscapes, a coast with many beautiful beaches and rocky coves, beautiful towns and charming villages and harbors, excellent food, ruins like Knossos, of the Minoan Civilization, one of the greatest civilization ever, an exciting nightlif
The Rethymno / Sfakaki area
This villa offers a delightful rural location with magnificent views of both the sea and the White Mountains. Between an olive field and a vineyard, this location is ideal for a relaxing and peaceful holiday. A short walk will lead you into the heart of Sfakaki, where you will find mini-markets, taverns and easy access to the nice sandy beach. The village of Stavromenos is also nearby with its tavernas, shops, petrol station and supermarket. There is a regular bus service between Rethymno and Sfafaki.__The town of Rethymno is overflowing with history and amazing Venetian and Turkish architecture. It is built around the charming old harbour with the fishing boats are arriving with the days catch. The new harbour and marina next to it, connects the town with the mainland of Greece._This traditional town is packed with atmosphere, the third largest in Crete, where narrow, alleyways and beautiful old houses mix with modern life._Rethymnon prefecture is situated perfectly in the middle of Crete, between the prefectures of Heraklio and Chania, which make it an ideal base from which to explore the island. The easy access to the National Highway makes moving around the island a smooth process.
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11 Oct 2013
"What a fantastic family holiday we had at this superb accomodation!!"
We are a family of 4, and we need to book places with 2 separate bedrooms. This had 2 bedrooms, a lovely lounge and kitchen, and although the pool is shared with 1 other property, the other 1 was empty during our stay, so we had exclusive use of the pool, right out side our front door. It was lovely. My wife could swim in the morning on her own, I could swim with my son in the evenings. It was absolutely brilliant. Its fully air conditioned. They had satellite TV, games like cards and chess, a safe box, your own parking space, so everything you could need. The accommodation was clean, modern and in very good condition. The only down sides were, the water stops running to the property for a couple of hours late afternoon to early evening each day, you have to walk the bins down to the skips about 100 yards away, and the bathroom floor gets soaked whenever you take a shower, but these issues were all very trivial and we loved the place!!!!
Thank you glad to hear that you all enjoyed your stay at Sofia
sorry about the water supply it only happens from time to time hope it didn't trouble you to much, but its out of our hands.
As for the bathroom I have to agree although it was designed as a wet room it can be a small problem, and for that reason we have put it on our to-do list for next year
since you stay we have added a hammock and picnic table to the roof terrace , hopefully we will se you again
Slater & Jayne
11 Jun 2013
"Lovely location, peaceful."
My Mum and I stayed a week at Sofia. The villa is in a very quiet area, but still very close to the main road which makes it easy to get around and explore. The view from the rooftop is great and ther… More
Thank you, glad you and your Mother enjoyed your Holiday at Villa Sofia, hopefully we will see you again in the future
Jayne & Slater
30 Apr 2013
"Great place, great location and would go back"
Lovely place, well kitted out, good directions. If anything the photos don't do it justice as we found it larger than expected and four adults fitted in comfortably. Great 2 hour mountain drive to south of island just by turning rigth out of the car park and just about going straight!
The only drawback was the shower. The curtain is ineffectual and with four people showering, occasionally twice a day the floor was always wet but this was a minor problem that would probably solve itself at hotter times of the year.
Thank you glad you all enjoyed your stay at Sofia, we would love to have you back, as for the shower curtain I agree ,it was only put in to protect the wash basin cupboard as it's a wet room design ,and you are correct not a problem in the hotter weather
Jayne & Slater
6 Oct 2012
"Stunning,Immaculate, Beautifully Furnished"
We had a wonderful time. Super communication by the owners. We will go back again and again. The apartment is brand new and luxurious but value for money.
Thank you Hope to see you again
Jayne & Slater
2 Oct 2012
"Brilliant, relaxing stay."
A lovely well equipt villa, facilities excellent, fly screens were a nice touch. We enjoyed a peaceful relaxing holiday. Roof top terrace an added bonus. No extra charges, i.e. for air con. Will be back
Thank you Glad you enjoyed your stay, although mosquitos are not a great problem at the Villa
We found it preferable to sleep with the bedroom doors open on very hot nights; I'm a light sleeper and find the hum of an air-con unit even on night setting disturbing.
25 Sep 2012
"Perfect little home from home for those familiar with the area"
We really liked that this apartment was owned by an English couple, as this made it feel like much more of a "home from home" than staying somewhere more Cretan or traditional. Great size for two adults or a couple with one/two children. The villa is a good 10-15 mins outside of Rethymno (the main town) but Adelianos Kampos and Platanes, two suburb-like areas of Rethymno, are only 5 mins away and have a great variety of supermarkets, bakeries, etc to keep the kitchen well stocked. The bathroom drain can be a little aromatic, shall we say - but a regular spot of bleach sorted that out! All in all a great little pad for our two week stay, and we would definitely book again.
Thank you for your comments as you know this was the first season that the Villa has being available for letting your comments are appreciated the drains are connected to a septic tank and occasionally
Can be a little aromatic, we will be installing air purifier for 2013.
hopefully you will come again in 2013
7 Sep 2012
"we would re-book and recommend Villa Sofia"
Great villa for a relaxing holiday well equipped Home and nicely furnished you immediately feel that this is somebody's home and not just a holiday let, the vila was spotlessly clean, swimming pool also clean and water quality excellent. Car not essential but recommended as the taxi from the airport can be expensive two local supermarkets within five and 15 min walk although for major shop best to drive 15 min to the larger Lidl, a few local restaurants are only a short walk away. beach approx 10 mins walk .
we would re-book and recommend.
Thank you for taking good care of the Villa, and hopefully we will see you again
3 Jul 2012
Very good equipped villa for vacation with kids. A car is necessary.
Thank you hope you had a great a holiday, hopefully we will see you again
Slater & Jayne
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