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

Overview

Property

Updated: 05-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 Laina, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms

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

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

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

Nothing wrong in this location ,traditional ambiance but very confortable.

The owner treat you like family .

the location was just perfect for us , we'll go back one day fore sure.

Merci pour ces vacances relaxantes dans une maison de grand confort Je recommande
Jul 2012
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28 Reviews

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5

Wonderful Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

This house was fantastic for our big group of friends. The house itself is traditional style, but has a modern kitchen and modern bathrooms (the best of both worlds). The rooftop deck and pool areas are great places to take in the sun or just relax. It's a little bit hard to find, but once you find your way there, it's easy to go back and forth to Meleme town and the beach. The trip to Chania is a bit more of an adventure, but that's more to do with driving in Chania town than the location of the house itself.

I can't say enough nice things about our hosts. They took great care to make sure we knew where everything was and how it worked, gave us great recommendations and just generally made us feel at home. They also helped us to arrange to have cooks come in and make us a traditional Cretan dinner, served on the rooftop deck, which was the highlight of everyone's visit.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property, and really can't wait to go back myself.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Einfach wunderbar!!!

  • 5 of 5

Mit meiner Frau habe ich den Aufenthalt sehr sehr sehr genossen! Nette und sehr hilfsbereite Vermieter, ein wunderschön restauriertes Haus, eine schöne Umgebung! Kommen gerne wieder, wenn wir bis dahin nicht ein Haus in der Nähe gekauft haben ;-) ! Danke nochmal für eine wunderschöne Woche!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful holiday retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here last summer it's a charming building so romantic and loads of character our stay was superb it's a quiet location a car is preferred if you want to get around but a 10 minutes walk down the lane and you can hop on a bus into town we really enjoyed our stay and will be going back in the future, Georgia and Dionysis are such lovely people and very genuine who care about your stay and your holiday experience. There villas are great and I would definitely recommend a visit Crete has ticked the box for me and I hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Place is beautiful, lovely pool, plenty space for all the family

Really enjoyed our stay

Hosts were lovely and very helpful. We even got the WiFi code for free

Will be back again

KB

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic villa

  • 5 of 5

Top rating for this villa. It was very clean and spacious, with ample room for 8 adults. From our first contact with the owners, replies were prompt and friendly and we were greeted warmly on arrival. The villa is extremely well equipped and stocked with all those small items which are so useful. The pool is a good size and the garden offered sun and shade throughout the day. The hammock and hammock chairs were a great hit! A change of linen mid-week was an unexpected extra. All in all, nothing was too much trouble for the owners who were just a phone call away but not at all intrusive. Given the opportunity we would definitely stay there again. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Authentic peaceful and charming villa

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 7 adults and two babies of 15 months. Giorgia and Dionysius greeted us when we arrived late at night, having waited up and given the taxi driver from Chania airport specific directions to the villa. G& D looked after us really well, and although there was plenty of food already in the cupboards, were always asking if there was anything we needed to make our stay more enjoyable. The kitchen is fully stocked with pans, juicer, toaster, sandwich toaster and more - it really is home from home! The twice weekly linen change was an unexpected extra.

It is not necessary to hire a car as a local shop

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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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 ;)

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low
1 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£405
for 3 nights
From
£135
£784
 
 
Mid
17 Dec 2016 - 9 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£455
for 3 nights
From
£152
£886
 
 
Low
10 Jan 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£405
for 3 nights
From
£135
£784
 
 
Reg
15 Apr 2017 - 12 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£455
for 3 nights
From
£152
£886
 
 
Mid
13 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£557
for 3 nights
From
£186
£1,071
 
 
Offer
17 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£633
for 3 nights
From
£211
£1,240
 
 
High
8 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£936
for 3 nights
From
£312
£1,813
 
 
Offer
19 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£658
for 3 nights
From
£219
£1,299
 
 
Reg
9 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£455
for 3 nights
From
£152
£886
 
 
Low
1 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£405
for 3 nights
From
£135
£784
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£633
for 3 nights
From
£211
£1,240
 

Additional pricing information

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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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

General

  • Activities Guide
  • 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
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • 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
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • 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

  • 175 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Ground Fllor
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Mezzanine floor
  • The Villa has 2 Luxury bathrooms. One with a spa bath and shower on the ground floor and an other with a shower room on the mezzanine floor. There is also an outdoor shower next to the pool.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed, Ground Fllor
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Ground floor
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Mezzanine floor
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, Mezzanine floor
  • All the furniture are made of high quality solid wood with a unique feeling as a result of superb craftsmanship. Bedroom 1 has a King size double stone bed with a double door to the pool. Bedroom 2 has twin single beds 1m wide that can be perfectly matched to a steady double bed with no gap in-between. A beautiful fireplace ads a romantic touch. Bedroom 3 has a King size double wooden bed providing a panoramic breathtaking views from 4 windows. Bedroom 4 has two extra wide single beds 1.2m wide each. A baby cot can be provided on request.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • The courtyard – pool area is totally private. Permit Number 1042Κ10002999601

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