About the property
- Villa1184 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights
2 Bedrooms 2 Bathroom with sea views *Wheelchair Accessible*
This new villa sits amongst olive trees on the outer limits of Pirgos, a little hamlet 15 mins walk from the calm village of Maleme. Combining an uncluttered and modern interior with an external finish embellished by touches borrowed from the ancient Minoan era, the resultant cocktail of decorative themes creates a totally unique style. Dark clay colours rub shoulders with pale creams and pastel shades both inside and out, where they contrast strikingly with the light blue water of the pool.
Cream varnished wood floors, laid throughout the Villa reflect the light and create an uncluttered style in the spacious living area, while the rich brown of the leather sofa and dining chairs introduces a contrast of colour. The starring feature though is by courtesy of Mother Nature herself with gorgeous sea views through the practically floor to ceiling windows, over the olive trees and neighbouring roof tops.
Partially hidden behind a dividing wall, the well equipped kitchen has a clear run of white cupboards and work tops with a fridge freezer, full sized cooker, washing machine and a small dishwasher concealed within. A breakfast bar with seating for four overlooks the pool and patio area through a large picture window.
A small internal hallway with a full length mirror and floor to ceiling storage leads to the bedrooms, each of which has its own spacious shower/wet room with contemporary fittings.
The master bedroom is furnished with a king size bed and colour washed in an intimate shade of red wine, lifted by the subtle use of bamboo in the headboards and door screen. There is a pine wardrobe and dressing table and, more lovely sea views through large windows.
On the opposite side of the hallway is the very spacious twin bedroom with a dressing table and ample wardrobe space. Windows face the cool green of the olive groves.
There is a extra folding bed in the living area for a 5th person/child.
Outside, an extended bamboo awning creates a comfortable shaded area over a large table and quite unique handmade Minoan style chairs, where dining is accompanied by magnificent sea views. Sunbeds with comfortable cushions further enhance the poolside terrace.
The lovely 10m x 5m pool itself is perfect for those who like to immerse themselves in a more genteel manner as a gradual slope descends around the perimeter, leaving the sudden plunge from the edge to the more active.
Just 20 mins walk away from Maleme, Villa Bamboo's within an easy reach of shops, tavernas and beaches and a bus stop, if you do want to travel further afield. Thus it will be of appeal to those who would prefer to leave the car at home.
NB Wider doorways and spacious wet rooms make this single level Villa suitable for wheelchair users. The pool has also been designed to have access not only for the more nervous swimmer, but also for wheelchair users.There is a plastic wheelchair freely available to anable infirm persons to get into the pool.Please ask for further details.
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- Jan 29, 2018
About Stefanos Paraskakis
I was born in the village (Maleme) I studied economics in Greece and management in the UK (Aston University MBA)I worked for a ferry shipping company for more than 20 years and few years ago I came back to my place of birth where I produce organic olive oil and manage two properties. I put a lot of work in the construction of the house and I enjoy welcoming quests and manual work on the farm.
Stefanos Paraskakis purchased this Villa in 1890
Why Stefanos Paraskakis chose Maleme
For its modern design by an architect school friend of mine.
What makes this Villa unique
A lonely villa which even though it is close to some local properties is completely private. It has all you could want as far as equipment inside the villa is concerned and the bedrooms are very spacious. Outsideyou can 'bake' in the sun on the excellent lounger taking time out to walk into the pool to cool down, or if the heat is too much the bamboo awning allaws you to cool down but still enjoy being outside.The villa is close enough to Maleme to walk easily for shopping or for a early morning run(!) on the long paved sea front or a relaxing evening meal.. Nial Balmer , Aug 2012
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All the other comments tell the truth, this is a great villa, you can not go wrong here. We always find there is something missing in a villa, but not this one. Everything is comfortable, spacious, clean, quiet, well maintained and in order. All the facilties are there as promised and in perfect condition. The pool gets cleaned everymorning at a reasonable time and the kind owner will do everything to make sure you will be fine.
When leaving he asked is if we had any comments and probably for the first time we could say no , everything was just great. The rooms are all spacious, the hot water is always hot and the wifi is strong and always working. We watched the news on an ipad and the streaming was perfect.
We absolutely loved our stay at villa bamboo, in a lovely quite location which was very easy to find with Stefanos' carefully written directions, the villa was spotlessly clean and tidy with all you need for a comfortable stay, the outside seating area was lovely for a bbq and sitting in the warm evenings! Stefanos was a great help in telling us places to go and we found a beautiful sandy beach he reccomended at a hour or so drive away. The pool is kept clean and the ramp into the pool was great for my 3 year old son to be able to play in, he regularly asks if we can go back to 'our house on holiday' Thankyou for the stay and we hope to return in the future!
Thank you very much, Stefanos
A dream House: Villa Bamboo - Villa Maleme!
For 20 years we spend all our vacations in summer cottages. We have never found such a comfortable, chic and clean house and still no so circumspect, attentive and friendly renter! In the approach he looked after late arriving dog special feed, provided as a bridging structure for substitute and purchased dogbowls. Because we arrived late-in the evening, the fridge was filled with all what one needed for an extensive dinner and breakfast. As a surprise there was, besides, good wine as well as olive oil and olive soap from own production.
The house lies quietly with the local edge of the nice and touristically clear place Maleme. All rooms are big and bright, to each of both bedrooms an own shower-bath is linked up. From the double bed of the bedroom one looks directly at the sea. The furniture is in every detail modern and tastefully, there are excellent mattresses and numerous, comfortable seat possibilities. Unusually for Greece: a big wardrobe- offer, a kitchen in every detail equipped with all conceivable household effects, pleasant air-conditionings, stable window-insect protection and constantly hot water are available! Even to an emergency lighting and fire extinguisher was thought!
The terrace is as generous and provided possibly half with a roof, under which there is always a shadow place. Stable comfortable wooden armchairs and -benches as well as a big table invite for staying. The big pool with running around ramp (water depth from 0 to 1.70 m) also offers for children and disabled persons pure swimming pleasure! In the evening the terrace with pool can be lighted up atmospheric. From the undeveloped outskirt area one has a look at the sea and the place Maleme; in counterdirection on an olive grove and the mountains. Directly beside the terrace there is a park possibility; next on the in-house turning place.
The whole property was found in flawless nursing and cleaning state. The pool was cleaned in each case early in the morning (because of our dogs daily), without one perceived the work of the "pool-boy" acoustically. Twice the week the house was cleaned and bedclothes as well as towels was changed. Is to be emphasised that by owner, pool-boy and the quick, diligent cleaning fairy Daniela was respected by continual arrangement (in English) very much to disturb not the guests!
Our stay cheat 4 weeks and we will come again in a few years with pleasure!
(We ask mistake to excuse; we are Germans)
peaceful place on Crete
We stayed one week in this very clean and well-maintained villa.
The information given on the site was accurate,anything you need was there.
The owner, who lives in the neighbourhood, is very kind and helpful.
The place is quiet and peaceful: there are no direct neighbours and birds are singing in the olive-trees of the surrounding garden.
The kitchen is very well equiped, we had our diners at home, Crete has very good fresh and well-tasting products.
The environment is perfect for making short and long walks.
It was our sixth holiday on Crete, the next one we hope to spend in villa Bamboo!
We highly recommend the villa to you. You won't regret it!
Germ en Jellie Martini
We waren een weekje in deze zeer schone en goed ingerichte villa.
De informatie op de site klopt helemaal: alles is er gewoon.
De eigenaar, die in de omgeving woont, is erg aardig en behulpzaam.
De plek is erg rustig en vredig: er zijn geen buren en de vogeltjes zingen in de olijfbomen van de omringende tuin.
De keuken is erg goed uitgerust, wij hebben thuis gekookt.
Kreta heeft heel goede verse, gezonde en heerlijke produkten!
De omgeving is erg geschikt voor korte en lange wandelingen.
Het was onze 6e keer op Kreta, we hopen de volgende trip naar Kreta weer in villa Banboo door te brengen!
Als je wilt boeken: doen, je zult er geen spijt van krijgen!
Germ en Jellie Martini
Pas de mot pour décrire cette villa, juste magnifique de l' intérieur à l'extérieur en passant par la piscine tout était parfait.
Propriétaire très sympa, cadre magique avec les oliviers.
Nous avons loué cette villa pour 2 jours pour faire des excursions dans les environs du coup nous avons changé notre programme et sommes restés toute la journée à la piscine tellement on était bien.prestation de qualité allez y les yeux fermés....pas trop quand même admirez le paysage avec vu sur les oliviers et la mer.
nice to have you stay,
Perfect house with a great owner!
If you consider to rent a house in this part of crete so dont look any more because this is the house.
The house is very well equipped so you dont miss anything and it is nice and clean with a lovely swimming pool who we realy enjoyed.Stefano the owner is unique.Every morning come`s he and clean the pool and collect the garbish and even clean the barbecue if you have used it.
Stefano does all he can to make every guest very satisfied and he is very good at that.We will certainly Return some day in the future.
I am very happy that I am able to offer a house for lovely holidays
villa bamboo ,
A few minutes away from the peaceful village of Maleme's shops and tavernas some of which are at the see front.Close to an ancient minoan burrial site.It is worth visiting the old town of Chania(17 km)and the beaches in west Crete (Falaserna-Balos-Elafonisos)
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No extra charges. Maid service twice a week.