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Beautiful Villa with Private Pool - Villa Sophia (Sleeps 8. 4 Bedrooms)



Updated: 12-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online


Villa Sophia (Sleeps 8. 4 Bedrooms)

Villa Sophia is the largest of our three Villas and can comfortably accommodate between 1 and 8 guests.

The Villa has 3 main bedrooms but also includes a 2 bed studio apartment with patio doors onto the pool area, the studio is a utility that allows for more flexible living arrangements.

If guests should grow tired of simply marvelling at the outstanding views that Villa Sophia has to offer, they can choose to sun themselves on the patio or cool themselves in the very large freeform pool. The shady balconies provide an outdoor eating area and pleasant retreat from the mid-day sun.

With panoramic views from nearly every window, the Villa Sophia definitely has the WOW factor and provides superbly comfortable accommodation for any group be it large or small.

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About the property

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Welcome to the shady balconies and sunny terraces of Pano Stalos Villas. Our three individual Villas, Hannah, Europa and Sophia sit in their own grounds and are beautifully maintained, each has its own large private pool. Sitting on a tranquil hillside above the traditional Cretan hamlet of Pano Stalos they command stunning view’s of the sea, White Mountains, Chania and beyond. Villa Hannah and Villa Sophia will comfortably accommodate 1/8 guests. Villa Europa will comfortably accommodate 1/6. Perfect for a relaxing holiday and ideally placed for you to explore the beautiful beaches and historic surroundings of Western Crete, these villas are fully air-conditioned and are available to rent through-out the year. English owners live nearby and are available to offer advice and assistance. A complimentary welcome pack is provided and there is a maid service twice weekly.

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About the Owner

Dave Rudge
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 April, 2017

About Dave Rudge


Dave Rudge purchased this villa in 2004

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Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit will be required to confirm your booking. We will expect the balance to be paid at least 6 weeks prior to your arrival.
At least one member of a party must be over 21 years of age and their name and address must be provided as the lead member of the booking. All male / female parties may be accepted at the discretion of the owners and must be declared prior to booking. By making a booking with us, you are accepting that you will replace or pay for any breakages or damage caused in the property during the rental period and that the property will be left in good condition.
Please note that there may be instances where we have a same-day changeover between 2 parties. If so, we operate the policy of vacate by 10.00 and into property after 16.00.

Highchairs/cots free of charge.

NEW. we can also take payments via PAYPAL.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days flexible on Villa Sophia. Villa Europa and Villa Hannah Tuesdays during main weeks.
We are flexible on all villas subject to availability.

Notes on prices:
There is an additional charge for more than eight people.

11 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)


Perfect Villa, Amazing host

  • 5 of 5

The villa was absolutely beautiful, great views, clean pool, wonderful bedrooms and facilities.

The hosts Dave and Allan were both exceptional and were on hand with any questions or requests we had, including recommendations on restaurants and taxi companies for nights out. They were on hand to change towels and bedding through the holiday which was a nice touch.

I couldn't fault the stay - it was absolutely wonderful and we shall be returning next year!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was better than I had imagined! Pano Stalos Villas are amazing and better than described. We were met by Alan, who showed us around the villa and was available to us any time during our stay. The care package of foods to get us started was such a nice treat! There was plenty to do each day and only wished we could have stayed longer to explore Crete further. Pano Stalos Villas are in a great location for anyone exploring the western side of Crete. Thank you for wonderful memories. Shawna

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Its so nice to know guests appreciate Crete and what we try to do.
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  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 8 friends, and we enjoyed our time in Villa Sophia very much! The wheater wasn't really good for two days, but we chilled anyway. The villa is full furnished, and Alan and Susanne are very friendly and helped us for everything we needed (internet, suggestions about trips and beaches...).

We all suggest to come here for a perfect holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Holiday Dream and pink gloves !

  • 5 of 5

It was absolutely fantastic. Everything surpassed our expectations.

Thanks to you David, Susan and Alan.

We had the best holidays for years in a wonderful villa with a view I will dream of .

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An amazing trip

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful setting. The photos don't do it justice. Alan and his wife were really helpful meeting us at the villa with a couple of bottles of wine! Although quiet and few tourists there was still plenty to keep us busy for the week. The local tavernas were excellent and really good value for money.

Overall couldn't recommend highly enough

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peace and stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Villa Sophia is set up above Pano Stalos village and is easily reached via proper roads unlike some villas we have rented. The views are simply stunning and there are several seating areas to enjoy different vistas. The villa was spotlessly clean and we were personally met by the couple caring for the villa. A huge welcome pack including wine and fresh produce was waiting for us on arrival which was a nice touch. Fresh bedding and towels appeared when needed and the garden and pool were regularly maintained during our stay. We have visited Crete many times and feel this is the best stay we have had to date. The booking process was painless and we were able to speak to the owner personally before we booked which gave us peace of mind. We would certainly return to these villas again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Chania at 30 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Matigas at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Souda at 25 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : National highway at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Kato Stalos at 2 Kilometres Car: necessary


The coastal resort of Kato Stalos is 3km from the Pano Stalos Villas. Here you will find restaurants and cafe's running along a golden sandy beach with shallow waters. Banking and children's facilites are also available here.


Chania airport is 25km away. Car hire is essential.


The village of Pano Stalos is 1km away. Here you will find a small Kafenion, a mini-market and five tavernas in which you can enjoy traditional Cretan food.


Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 1210 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4


  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • smoking allowed
  • Events Allowed

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Fully air conditioned. Maid service. Complimentary welcome pack. Linen changed twice weekly. Beach towels changed on a weekly basis. Travel cot and highchair available upon request. Iron and ironing board. Safe,hair dryers. English owners live nearby and will meet and greet you upon arrival. They will be available to offer help and assistance during your stay if required. WiFi Available. Outside: Each villa has its own large patio area with private swimming pool, each have extensive shady balconies and sunny patios. Here you can relax on the sun beds or eat alfresco after cooking up a treat on the BBQ.

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