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Luxurious stone villas, totaly private pools, peaceful, near sea, WiFi Internet - Sofas

Overview

Property

Updated: 08-Dec-2016
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 holiday villa 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+:

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

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Speaks English, German, Greek, Some Italian
Metochi Villas Koinonia Karalaki Tzoumakas Chatzidakis
Giorgia Karalaki
Metochi Kontomari
73014 Chania Crete Greece
EOT
Permit Number Villa Laina 1042Κ10002999601 Villa Sofas 1042Κ91002999701
VAT Reg No998064587

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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28 Reviews

4.9
based on 28 holidaymaker reviews

5

A fantastic place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Villa Laina - a recently upgraded house which was already beautiful before all the work has been done.

It features 4 spacious bedrooms, 2 beautiful bathrooms and a new kitchen with all the necessary appliances and more. The pool is amazing and the kids spent a lot of their time there.

What really sets this house apart is the hosts - Georgia and Dionysis. They take a very personal approach to their business. They were on call when we needed help, advised us on restaurants, beaches and other places to go. They changed sheets and towels even though it wasn't needed. They clean the pool and do all the necessary stuff with a smile.

They prepared fresh fruit as a welcome present and provided us with a bottle of beautiful home made raki as well.

We always felt welcome and appreciated.

We are definitely coming back - the whole family loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spokane
5

Remarkable stay with amazing hosts

  • 5 of 5

Cannot say enough good things about Georgia, Dionysis and their lovely Villa. We are not touristy, so this was the perfect fit for us. Being able to get up and lay by the pool after a brilliant nights rest was fantastic. It took about a week to perfect my Greek coffee method and when coupled with pastries from a local bakery and the fruit that had been provided, it made for a perfect start to each day. The kitchen is well equipped to accommodate meal preparation to whichever extent you desire. The location is quiet and private, with the exception of a wedding being held up the street one night, and you feel safe and secure the whole time there. It is very easy to get down to the main road and catch buses from there when necessary. They are very proud of their home and have expended great effort in making it comfortable for their guests. Thank you both for making it available for our use! We have fallen in love with Crete and cannot wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Manchester
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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Chania International Airport - CHQ at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Maleme at 800 Metres Nearest Ferry : Souda Bay at 21 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Lasithi, East Crete at 230 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Platanias highway junction at 2.5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Maleme at 700 Metres Nearest Beach : Maleme at 800 Metres 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 ;)

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Low
1 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£314
for 3 nights
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£105
£620
 
 
Mid
17 Dec 2016 - 9 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£352
for 3 nights
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£117
£678
 
 
Low
10 Jan 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£314
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£105
£620
 
 
Reg
15 Apr 2017 - 12 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£352
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£117
£678
 
 
Mid
13 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£402
for 3 nights
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£134
£779
 
 
Offer
17 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£427
for 3 nights
From
£142
£829
 
 
High
8 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£465
for 3 nights
From
£155
£913
 
 
Offer
19 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£414
for 3 nights
From
£138
£804
 
 
Mid
9 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£352
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£117
£678
 
 
Low
1 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£314
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£105
£620
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£402
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£779
 

Additional pricing information

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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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

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
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 70 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with 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 Large Double Bed, 1 Sofa bed/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

Outside

  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • The courtyard – pool area is totally private. Permit Number 1042Κ91002999701

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