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SPACIOUS, QUIET, STONE VILLA IN A RURAL VILLAGE. PRIVATE POOL, PATIO, BARBEQUE

Manolis Deligiannakis

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english, greek
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Manolis Deligiannakis

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english, greek
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Calendar last updated:
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SPACIOUS, QUIET, STONE VILLA IN A RURAL VILLAGE. PRIVATE POOL, PATIO, BARBEQUE

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Rethymno Villa Rental Photos and Description

A wonderfull 3 bedroom stone villa. Private pool, adobe oven, patio, veranda.

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 main entrance of the Villa faces north. Upon entering, 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.

A staircase leads you to the second floor area which is furnished as an office space. There are two bedrooms on the second floor and a full bath. On this landing, there is a large veranda overlooking the mountains, the oak forest, and the sea.

Every area of the house has your privacy and quiet insured.

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), the heating units (on the second floor) make Villa Sofia a perfect villa for winter bookings.

(Ministry of Tourism Authorized License)

MHTE 1041K92002978101

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Manolis Deligiannakis (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2014

About Manolis Deligiannakis

My name is Manolis Deligiannakis. I manage this property on behalf of my family since 2010.

I currently live, study media&sociology(BA) and work in London, UK. My family and I try to provide the guests of our property with the best service and advice possible. Especially since my departure from Crete to live in the UK I have realized how unique Crete really is. Therefore I make sure to return on a regular basis and explore the island as much as I can, in order to discover all of its hidden sides and to share my experience with our guests.

Manolis Deligiannakis purchased this villa in 2002

Why Manolis Deligiannakis chose Rethymno

This property was bought by my family in 2002. It is a traditional Turkish, stone structure, dating back to the 1800's. It was renovated carefully by my father Michalis in order to preserve its unique character while combining modern design and appliances.

Our initial plan was to live in this property, but after my decision to leave Greece for the UK, my parents chose to stay in the home I grew up in and rent Villa Sofia out as a holiday letting property. Villa Sofia has therefore been designed as a living space that embodies our expectations of a cozy home and not has not been designed like most other holiday let properties.

What makes this villa unique

The main, traditional Turkish features of architecture are still there! High ceilings, stone arcs and an old grape-juicing space turned into comfortable living room space. The stone structure ensures the property remains cool, even during the hottest summer days! Photos really do not do this property full justice!

Furthermore, the property benefits greatly from its location on the island of Crete. It is almost at the center of the island, in a traditional village, just a 10 minute car-ride away from the closest beach and the town of Rethymno. It makes the perfect location to base your stay while exploring the island, since most of the beautiful and popular attractions are less than a one hour car-drive away (With the exception of eastern Heracklion and the Lasithi region).

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed in Villa Sophia in July 2011, had a great time. The owners were extremely friendly and the Villa was clean and welcoming. The local village is quiet and well equipped, the local Tavernas serve great food and great hospitality all within a few minutes walk from the villa. Our best part of the Villa was enjoying the views from the top veranda and lounging by the pool in the peace and quiet.
Aug 2011
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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Spacious, Quiet, Stone Villa in a rural village. Private Pool, Patio, Barbeque
average rating of 4.8 based on 8 reviews
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Spacious, Quiet, Stone Villa in a rural village. Private Pool, Patio, Barbeque
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Rethymno Rethymno
4

excellant

  • 4 of 5
villa was just as we expected,perfect for us,nice and quiet but not far off rethimno if you needed to go sightseeing or shopping, the small village of prines dosnt have much there but has a excellent taverna about 250 metres away,no drink driving required,would need a car to explore the area,but if the weather is nice for your week you could just spend the week at the villa,excellent restoration of the villa from its original state,would recomend
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rethymno Rethymno
5

Gorgeous House

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Villa Sophia for six nights as a couple. The house is gorgeous and we found it an excellent place to spend time relaxing and seeing some lovely parts of Crete. The village of Prines is well situated, near the national road for exploring further afield and it's very quick and easy to get into Rethymnon by car or there is also a very good bus service. There is an excellent taverna, with an amazing waiter, and a couple of small local shops in the village with a supermarket about five minutes by car.
The villa is beautifully converted from an old stone house and is very comfortable. It exceeded our expectations based on the Homeaway website. The kitchen is very well equipped with everything you need to prepare meals. We especially enjoyed relaxing on the terraces. The small office with wi fi was lovely and the bathroom has probably the best shower we have ever had in Greece.
The owner,the architect of the house, was very helpful showing us how everything worked and it was interesting to talk to him about the restoration of the property. He can also arrange sailing. We really appreciated him letting us leave a little later on our last day. We would have no hesitation in recommending Villa Sophia to a friend, in fact we have already done so, and if we were to visit the area again would definitely return.
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear David,

It was a delight having you and your family in our house in Prines village. We are all very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and very thankful for your positive. We wish you all the best in your life and future travels.
Our warm regards,
Manolis, Michalis, Sofia.
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Rethymno Rethymno
5

A megical vacation

  • 5 of 5
The house located at the magical village of prines between other houses of stone which are little occupied it is just on top of larger village atzipopolo and rethymno city
It's a total village experience
With the rooster call early morning and the near by church bells on Sunday.
The house itself is very inviting as his owners are very nice
The kitchen is fully equipped with top of the line appliances and kitchenwere the fridge is not empty and the beds are comfortable
There is a nice small swimming pool the kids adore
The roof is magnificent and has fantastic country view
The location is fantastic a near by mini market which has everything from fresh vegetables to local cheese
There is a walking 1 min local tavern very fresh and tasty food
All and all it's a well fed well bed and fun vacation
Thank you Crete thank you prines village thank you villa Sofia
Amir noy israel
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Amir,

It was a pleasure to have you and your family in our house in Prines village. We
are all very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and very touched by
your thoughtful and positive review.

We wish you all the best and good luck in raising your very
beautiful family.

Hope that our paths cross again at some point.

Manolis, Michalis, & Sofia
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An amazing place to relax

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Villa Sophia and it was such a great experience that would like to repeat.
The house is in a small tipical village called Prines ,not so far from Rethymo that is a nice town. Near the house there a small shop where you can buy tomatoes and other products of the area, the lady who atend this ,is very friendly.The house is about 8km from Rethymo, and not so far of a goof beach.It´s a perfect situation to travel around Crete island Manolis and his dad, are the owners of this house.They are always trying that your stay be perfect.There is 3 bedroom , and 1 double bed sofa.everything is new.The house is very confortable, the swiming pool is small,but enough to get fresh for a moment in the night before doing a barbacue.
If you want to have a wonderfull experience , be sure in choosing this house.
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Rethymno Rethymno
Union City New Jersey
5

Stayed at Villa Sofia.

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the house in early September. I was thrilled when I opened the door and saw the large clean and open ground level. The house is beautifully restored with a clean modern kitchen, architecture fans will love it. Ancient village house and modern decor, a mix of old and new. It easily can fit 6 comfortably. I loved sitting out on the upper balcony in the mornings and looking out over the village houses. The neighbors gardens where ripe with pomegranate trees and bougainvillaea. It was easy to get from the house to the tourist sites around Crete, and there was a large super market on the main road before you come into the village where you could buy breakfast and other supplies. As you come into the village the road has some nice cafés and bake shops and there is a small store on the corner near the house. The family who own the house all speak English so it was easy for us since we do not Greek. We just had a great time there and would go back in a second there was so much more that we wanted to see in Crete. Ruben union City USA
  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Daskalogiannis International airport (Chania)
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Atsipopoulo Bars
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Rethymno Port
Nearest Golf
110 Kilometres
Crete Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Ethniki Odos
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Gianniko's Restaurant
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Episkopi Beach
Car: recommended

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. Cretes 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.

Sailing trips and a cooking service are available upon request. Please contact owner for more information and prices.

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Rates & Availability

From £80 Per night

Rethymno Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 20 2014
3 night minimum stay
£80
£560
£1,600
 
 
Winter Holiday
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 10 2015
2 night minimum stay
£120
£700
 
 
Winter
Jan 11 2015 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
£80
£560
£1,600
 
 
March
Mar 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
£110
£770
 
 
April
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
£110
£770
 
 
May
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
£125
£875
 
 
June
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
£125
£875
 
 
July
Jul 1 2015 - Jul 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
£160
£1,120
 
 
August
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
£180
£1,260
 
 
September
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
£125
£875
 
 
October
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
£110
£770
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Rates include tax, cleaning and linen change fees.

Any damage to the property must be refunded upon departure.

An extra fee of 5£ or 6euros, per person, per day applies for groups of more than 6 people.

If you would like somebody to cook for you while at our property please enquire for more details.

Daily cruises with sailing boat & qualified captain are also available upon request.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Rethymno Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ground floor bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Second floor bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Ground Floor Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Second Floor Master - 1 king
    Second Floor - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • There are two sofas that can become double beds if needed. If you have infants or young children in your party, please contact us so we can make arrangements for a cot.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A large adobe oven is available for baking bread, pizza and traditional meals. Maid service and linen-towel change once a week is included, free of charge. Pool-plant maintenance included free of charge. Some beverages, traditional drinks (produced by the owner s family) and other products are provided free of charge. Catering by experienced local housewife is available upon request. Sailing trips around Rethymno and Chania with a sailing boat and captain available upon request

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