Restored Venetian Olive Mill within the Heritage village of Maroulas. 1000ft above sea level and only 3km to the beach and night-life. The Old Olive Mill is a luxurious restored privately owned Venetian villa of 340m2 (3630 sqft) 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 the 1400s during the Venetian period, has 3 bedrooms all with private en-suite facilities its own swimming pool and Jacuzzi, WIFI internet and giant Dvd library with surround sound system. The villa is extremely well equipped to cater for families with babies and small children. Your stay in Maroulas will provide you with a wonderful location, magnificent views, peace and tranquility for all‚Ä¶.
4 options for local food, drinks and hospitality within the village makes the Mill an ideal location for excursions and to base any family celebrations.
Experience traditional Greek lifestyle and the local people
Tourist number: 1041K91003.051901
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 en suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Nearest beach||Platinas 3 km|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heraklion or Chania 75 km, Nearest railway: N/A|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (3), Sofa Beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details outdoors|
Relax in this sheltered secret garden, the former Orange Grove has been carefully landscaped to provide decked Barbecue / dining area, sun drenched swimming pool, secluded hot tub and outdoor shower with ample shaded relaxation areas under the 8 retained Orange trees. "Free Oranges Oct - Feb"Roof top sun terrace to catch that refreshing mountain breeze with refreshing outdoor shower.
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