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Georgia Karalaki

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

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

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

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Overview

Maleme 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
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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 26 traveler reviews

Sofas
average rating of 4.923077 based on 34 reviews
5

Excellent villa, quiet and good location

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay here, and it was just as good as our first visit. Villa is secluded and private, but only a 5 minute drive to the centre of Platanias. Air con, wifi etc all good and the house has all the equipment you will need for cooking etc. the pool is great and much needed in the heat. Would highly recommend this villa.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Lovely , relaxing holiday in Villa Sofas

  • 5 of 5

Georgia responded to all queries very promptly and was very happy to arrange a taxi from the airport to the villa.(This cost 44 Euro) Both Georgia and her husband, Dionysus, were very helpful and gave us lots of recommendations about where to eat around the area and in Chania and day trips to various beaches. Really pleasing touches were the enormous bowl of fruit, the bottle of Cretan wine, the jug of raki and olive oil which were left for us on arrival. We didn't have to buy any fruit all week. The villa is situated in a very quiet spot outside the village of Maleme. There are restaurants here, but there are much better quality ones in Girani, Platanias and Chania, which are just a short bus ride away. Inka supermarket is a pleasant walk from the villa. A car would be useful, but isn't necessary and it is good not to have to drive on holiday. It is much better to use public transport. The buses are great - clean, efficient, airconditioned, regular - and cheap. And they have conductors! It is two very easy bus journeys back to the airport at a total cost of 9.60Euro for two people. The villa itself is beautiful and very clean. The bedding and towels are changed on Tuesdays which is great. The villa is really well equipped with everything necessary for an enjoyable holiday, plus extra items like the dishwasher and washing machine. There is also WIFI, The villa is very private and not overlooked at all. The large bedroom is lovely. The bed is very comfortable and has a mosquito net, essential if, like me, you are susceptible to being bitten and react badly. The garden and patio area are beautiful and offer as much sun or shade as you want. We ate outside on the patio every day. The pool, although small, is perfect for cooling down. An extra delight is Baby - the resident cat - very friendly and at the end of our week - very spoilt! I would definitely recommend this villa and I would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Well, my wife and I are making plans for our anniversary and are reflecting back on what a wonderful stay we had at this villa, so I thought to write a review. We can't say enough about this little place! We stayed for five days. It has a relax, comfortable and peaceful feel. We felt settled in right away with the shaded patio, beautiful pool and the simplicity of the villa. The pool was nice to lay around in the morning before we drove to beaches or town. We had night swims, but the water was a little chilly. The kitchen had the essentials to make simple meals. The bed was comfortable. The property is off the main road a few blocks & is not in town, so a car is needed to get around. Beaches are nice and beautiful; there's a pebbly beach a few blocks away and sandy beaches are about 45 mins away by car. The villa got hot in the afternoon and at night, but Dionysus fixed the cooling unit as soon as we reported it & it was fine from there. The island has things to do, i.e., snorkeling, beaching, sailing, visiting Old Town and shops in town. Food in town is very good, Greek and other choices and we loved the Raki after each meal! Giorgia and Dionysus were wonderful hosts; they're very warm and nice people. They were attentive to our needs & explain where to find restaurants and things to do. They handed us the keys and gave us our privacy, but if we had questions, they were just a phone call away. They both speak English very well. We recommend this property to anyone who want a kick-back, peaceful and private time alone. Rob & Lynn

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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5

Perfect villa for perfect family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Arrived 27 Aug - still here. This place is so lovely - it's got everything you need from electric juicer to milk frother, electric hob, fan oven. Georgia and Dionysus both speak brilliant English and can't do enough to help. We holidayed with our 3 adult children and their partners, villa never felt crowded, lounge area on roof, by pool, cool area with hammocks and shaded table area down stairs. Two kids arrived before us by taxi (45 €) Georgia took them to supermarket and waited while they did a quick stock up. Dionysus had time to chat and point out places to visit or eat at. Georgia even booked us into a really good fish restaurant (Argentina) we chose fish from the fridge it was the best grouper ever - 6 bottles wine, shared seafood platter to start and all the rest - cost 260€ for 8 of us!! - sea view- great evening, thanks for the recommendation and for making the booking and sparing our blushes on the phone with our poor Greek.

The air con works - we put it on each eve as we went out shut bedroom doors and came back to a cool welcome! We brought a volley ball net and have had great fun playing in the pool - we will leave it, hope next visitors have fun (tie it to legs of blue director chairs! ) stock of lilos and things here too. Bbq is great had a couple, sausages from local supermarket are really good and we tried all of them! washed a couple of loads clothes - line and pegs at back of house. Dishwasher too, lots pots pans plates etc etc. Wifi works well, especially on patio area. Lots of English books, touristy stuff. Can't think of anything else that you might need to know, but I am going to give Georgia our phone number to pass on if any one wants a verbal recommendation. Otherwise, thanks to both of you for making our holiday so memorable for all the right reasons! Love Linda, Stephen, Sam, Stasha, Rob, Kristina, lulu and Chris xxx

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Lovely house

  • 4 of 5

We just had a fantastic 2 week stay in Villa Sofas : the house is all you need for a charming holiday as a couple. Very kind owners , always ready with information or help, a house in a quiet neighbourhood and with full privacy, we can not think any thing on the negative side. Well situated to have some daytrips as well. So we had the perfect relaxing stay !

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Beautiful character property

  • 5 of 5

Perfect little secret hideaway for two. Completely private patio and small pool. Was about 10mins walk to pebbly beach and a few nice Greek tavernas. We spent just over 4wks here; hired a car and visited some amazing places and ate some of the best food we have ever eaten. The Owners are very hospitable and lovely people. Truly recommend if you're looking for peace and quiet.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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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

Maleme Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$113
$654
 
 
Low
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$101
$598
 
 
Mid
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$113
$654
 
 
Low
Jan 10 2017 - Apr 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$101
$598
 
 
Reg
Apr 15 2017 - May 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
$113
$654
 
 
Mid
May 13 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$129
$751
 
 
Offer
Jun 17 2017 - Jul 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$137
$799
 
 
High
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$149
$880
 
 
Offer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$133
$775
 
 
Mid
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$113
$654
 
 
Low
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$101
$598
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$129
$751
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Tax Rate 39.0%

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

Maleme 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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