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Georgia Karalaki

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, greek, Some Italian

Beautiful luxurious stone villas, private pools, peaceful, near sea, Internet - Sofas

19 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Chania Villa Rental Photos and Description

2 independent rustic villas, sea & mountain views 1&4BR sleep 2-8 fully equipped

Just a few minutes from the modern beach resorts of Maleme and Platanias, step back in time as you turn into the meandering lane that leads to the picturesque hamlet of Metochi, with a history dating back to the 1700’s, when Crete was still under Turkish rule. The tiny hamlet is laced with evocative stone walls surrounding centuries old buildings built in weathered limestone, with vine covered pergolas and lush gardens overflowing with jasmine and roses. It takes little imagination to evoke an atmosphere of yesteryear, whilst enjoying all the comforts of a relaxing luxury holiday.

Our villas 'Laina' and 'Sofas' – are both listed buildings, entirely renovated in 2010-2011 and sympathetically restored to a level of luxury appreciated by the discerning traveller, seeking comfort in an environment which only an ancient building can provide. Each villa is totally independent,set within its own spacious and private stone walled courtyard garden, private pool, with parking for both villas.

Villa 'Sofas' - 1 bedroom sleeps 2+

Villa 'Sofas' is the perfect romantic holiday haven. Open the wooden picket gate and step into the delightful stone paved courtyard, set behind the stone wall. The villa Sofa is built in warm honeyed limestone, and the old wooden shutters and ivy combine to create a wonderful building, full of character. Surrounded by mature shrubs, lush foliage and stone patios, it is easy to imagine you have stepped back in time. The swimming pool and outside barbecue area provide the perfect promise of fun filled days and evenings.

Step inside, through the old wooden doors into a delightful room laid with flagstones, old stone walls and a wonderful beamed ceiling. The beautiful stone fireplace has been used over many centuries. Throw open the wooden shutters and venture upstairs to the master bedroom and pinch yourself. What could be better than this?

Villa 'Laina' - 4 Bedrooms sleeps 8+

Villa 'Laina' is the perfect place where a large family or group of friends can enjoy a wonderful holiday. Open the wooden picket gate and step into the delightful stone paved courtyard. The picturesque garden is just made for chilling out and soaking up the sun. The ancient courtyard flagstones, the lush foliage and sweet smelling flowers, combine to create a wonderful private area to swim, sun bathe, enjoy a cool drink or relish the mouth watering aroma of food being cooked on the outside barbecue.

Step inside Villa Laina and you’ve stepped back in time. See the graceful stone arch leading the eye from the breakfast kitchen into the lounge with its original Cretan ‘banquettes’ set along the stone wall, and the beamed wooden ceiling – yet there are also modern features to provide the level of luxury you expect to find on a holiday such as a satellite 40” LCD flat screen TV and a luxurious spa bath.

Upstairs there is a huge furnished roof terrace with amazing sea and mountain views

“Metochi Villas”: “Metochi Villas” are a group of 4 officially declared as traditional preservable old mansions – “Sofas”, “Laina”, “Nembarta”, and “Kamares” - dated back to the 18th century. They have been restored with respect to their history, preserving and setting off their original architecture. Our Villa “Laina” and Villa “Sofas” have been renovated in 2010-2011 to meet our valued customer’s expectations. Each Villa is totally independent, surrounded with a stone wall providing absolute privacy. Fully equipped, with all the amenities guaranteeing a relax staying and a perfect base for discovering Crete’s lovely beaches.

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Details for Sofas 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

Villa 'Sofas' is the perfect romantic holiday haven. Open the wooden picket gate and step into the delightful stone paved courtyard, set behind the stone wall. The villa Sofa is built in warm honeyed limestone, and the old wooden shutters and ivy combine to create a wonderful building, full of character. Surrounded by mature shrubs, lush foliage and stone patios, it is easy to imagine you have stepped back in time. The swimming pool and outside barbecue area provide the perfect promise of fun filled days and evenings. Step inside, through the old wooden doors into a delightful room laid with flagstones, old stone walls and a wonderful beamed ceiling. The beautiful stone fireplace has been used over many centuries. Throw open the wooden shutters and venture upstairs to the master bedroom and pinch yourself. What could be better than this? Villa 'Sofas' - 1 mezzanine bedroom sleeps 2+:
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
Georgia Karalaki (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, greek, Some Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

his beautiful 300 year old converted hay barn with lush garden private garden and pool was a dream come true. The kindness of owners Georgia and Dennis made our stay particularily friendly while not imposing they made sure we had every thing we needed including reccomendations for sites and tastes. After being on holiday in Europe for a month we wanted a home away from home. The well equipped kitchen had everything we needed to cook and eat at home and we loved usng the charcoal bbq each night to slowly roast our fresh fish or leg of lamb bought in the market. Furnished with taste this is a romantic and private retreat peaceful and quiet. There is even a neighbourhood dog if you want to pretend you have a pet. With washing machine, and bikes to use this is a great location. Gorgeous we would love to come back! We had a rental car so could move freely it is a few kms to the closest village and the motorway access to the rest of the island is close though no traffic can be heard from the house.
Jun 2012
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Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

Sofas
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 27 reviews
5

The perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

A return visit to Villa Sofas reinforced our previous view that this is a wonderful place to stay. Georgia and Dionysus are so welcoming and went to great lengths to ensure that our stay was all that we wished it to be, from their personal welcome on arrival and the supply of simple provisions to recommendations of places to visit.

The villa is charming, with an interesting history and on a practical front fresh linen and cleaning is. provided mid week. The pool and garden are totally secluded and a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the sunshine when not visiting the many attractions which are all easily accessible by car from the villa. This truly ranks as one of my favourite places in the world to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

An absolutely surreal experience. Majestic.

  • 5 of 5

The Villa blew me away and surpassed all of my expectations in every way. The history, atmosphere, location, weather, and of course the owners, were all second to none. Fresh herbs and fruit are grown on the Grounds for your liking. The Villa, pool, and property overall are in top notch shape. No problems or issues whatsoever. This place is true perfection. I have, and will continue to do so, recommend this Villa to anyone who is planning on visiting Grete. Georgia and her husband are local Crete's with a long-standing family history. They both taught us a lot, was extremely kind, and they made sure our stay was going to be a truly remarkable experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Best little Villa, romantic and perfectly located

  • 5 of 5

The Villa Sochi was simply perfect; even better than we expected and just right for our week-long stay. The house itself is unique and historic, and the inside is well-renovated and comfortable, the kitchen has everything you need and even some extra goodies! It was spotlessly clean inside and out, and we were welcomed with wine, fruit, and homemade raki. The bed is so comfortable and the bathroom is small but well-appointed, great water pressure and lots of light. The pool is delightful as is the outdoor sitting space, and the house is located on a quiet little street away from the noise, but only a few minutes drive from the beach, towns, and the highway to take you anywhere on the island. Thank you so much for a lovely stay, and the kind gifts upon departure. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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5

Fantastico, as if we dreamt it

  • 5 of 5

I could not rate villa sofas highly enough. The villa / garden / pool are exactly as described. The owners Georgia and Dionysis are amazing, so passionate about Crete and the villa. From the late night greeting on our arrival to waving us goodbye at the end of our stay, they were the perfect owners.

My wife and I were staying at villa sofas on honeymoon, it was the perfect setting for this. Relaxing and taking in the Cretan sunshine by the pool. You are perfectly catered for when at the villa, it's a home from home. We spent most of our time outside in the garden and pool area.

I would say hiring a car is a very good idea, the villa is in a fantastic location, however you may want to travel around western Crete and into local towns. (you can walk to the local towns a few Km's away)

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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5

Wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our two week stay at Villa Sofas was so wonderful we have already planned our return next year! Why it was so wonderful is for the reasons many other reviewers have already articulated: the attention to detail from the moment of booking to the lovely personal welcome upon arrival made us feel like personal friends staying in a loved family house rather than unknown paying guests on vacation. The villa is delightful, tastefully furnished and well equipped and the visiting cats can be a part of that experience as much or as little as you wish (for our part the visiting cats greatly enhanced our stay!). Georgia and Dionysus are passionate about Crete and are a fantastic source of information on food, history and culture which was a lovely unexpected contribution to our overall experience. We hired a car which enabled us to explore the fantastic scenery and points of interest around western Crete all of which is easily accessible from the villa. For those days when not walking or site seeing the villa and pool which is, as described, totally private and secluded, was a relaxing place to while away the hours. The only problem....we have to wait until next year to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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5

Truly beautiful, secluded gem of a villa for 2

  • 5 of 5

The first thing you realise when you see and enter Sofas is .... it is exactly what you hoped it would be when you booked it!! No wide angle lenses for photos etc!

Georgia & Dionysis are fantastic, friendly owners who are intent on ensuring everything is right for your stay. Sheets and Towels were changed mid week, Fruit on the table with wine and Raki on arrival.

A small range of shops and bars / Tavernas are in the small village .... for any evening meals etc beyond this, we drove the 2 mile or so to Platinias where everything you could want is available. No crime here, especially near the tiny Hamlet with Sofas. Just relax and do what ever you want!

Chania .... or Hania should I say, is fab. We hired the car for a week and went inland to the White Mountains and Gorges .... to eat, not walk! Fantastic scenery and true Cretan food in small family tavernas.

It was around 35 c while we were here so the spotless pool was a real enjoyment! You may here a little noise occasionally from others in the area but nothing much .... you could here a pin drop most days.

And of course, the friendly cats!! 5 while we were here and all lovely. We did take to feeding them like many before have.

Georgias eye for interior design stands out for us and the bed is very comfy! Shutters for a dark nights sleep allow you to lay in. I could go on and on. BLISSFUL!!!! Book it .... love it.

Thank you so much Georgia & Dionysis, enjoyed o chats and will be back! Good luck what ever happens to Greece, you deserve it for all your hard work!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Chania International Airport - CHQ
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Maleme
Nearest Ferry
21 Kilometres
Souda Bay
Nearest Golf
230 Kilometres
Lasithi, East Crete
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Kilometres
Platanias highway junction
Nearest Restaurant
700 Metres
Maleme
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Maleme
Car: not necessary

The Metochi Villas are located in the beautiful neighbourhood of Metochi at the outskirts of Platanias (just 3 minute away), near the west end of Crete 15km from of the old medieval stone city of Chania and 25km from the Chania International Airport.

Heraklion International Airport can be reached in less than 2 hours.

The sea is only 700m away and the beach resort of Maleme is 1km, with its large supermarket. Maleme also has an ATM machine, baker, butcher, chemist and many, many tavernas to choose from.

The beach resort of Platanias 3km away is the summer centre for the youth on west Crete. A large number of bars, beach-bars, clubs, tavernas, restaurants, cafes, shops and recreation facilities of all kind, jewellery shops, super markets, banks, health clinics, pharmacies, nurseries, the soft sandy beaches nominated with 'blue flags' can guarantee the visitor complete, high class tourist services.

The Samaria Gorge, the pink sand beach of Elafonissi & Falassarna are all in 1 hour.

Golf: Lasithi, east Crete.

Ski: Only water ski available in Crete.

Our address is Metochi, Kontomari, Platanias P.C. 73014 Chania, Crete, Greece

There is no street number or street name because it is just a small village ;)

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Rates & Availability

Platanias Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High
Jul 9 2016 - Aug 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
$203
$1,195
 
 
Offer
Aug 20 2016 - Sep 9 2016
3 night minimum stay
$181
$1,053
 
 
Mid
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$154
$888
 
 
Low
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$137
$812
 
 
Mid
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$154
$888
 
 
Low
Jan 10 2017 - Apr 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$137
$812
 
 
Reg
Apr 15 2017 - May 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
$154
$888
 
 
Mid
May 13 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,020
 
 
Offer
Jun 17 2017 - Jul 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$186
$1,086
 
 
High
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$203
$1,195
 
 
Offer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$181
$1,053
 
 
Mid
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$154
$888
 
 
Low
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$137
$812
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,020
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0

Some Q&A
- How much of the cost do we have to pay in advance as a deposit?
A 300euro deposit is required.
- When do we have to pay the rest of the rent?
The rest will be paid to us on arrival.
- Is there a cancellation policy?
Yes
- Is there any special change over day?
No, as long that the enquired days match, and do not spoil the previous or following weeks

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Chania Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Luxury bathroom with spa bath and shower.
  • Luxury bathroom with spa bath and shower. There is also an outdoor shower next to the pool.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Baby cot on request
  • The bed is a luxury four poster double bed 160cm wide. All the furniture are made of high quality solid wood with a unique feeling as a result of superb craftsmanship
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The courtyard – pool area is totally private. Permit Number 1042Κ91002999701

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