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Architectural 3 bedroom Villa with pool. Ideal location for exploring Crete!

19 reviews
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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
Minimum stay varies
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Villa Sofia is a 3 bedroom, recently renovated stone villa with a private pool, patio, veranda and adobe oven. Situated in the village of Prines, a traditional village near the city of Rethymno, the villa was built at the end of the 18th Century and was restored carefully in order to include many of the original features as well as modern aesthetic and appliances. The villa can accommodate up to 8 people. Spatial Layout The main entrance of the Villa faces north. Upon entering the house one views an open area consisting of a living-room, a fireplace, and a fully equipped kitchen and dining area that is separated by a tall, stone arc. On this ground floor there is also a large bedroom with storage space and a full bath. The rear portion of the ground floor leads to a courtyard which c...Villa Sofia is a 3 bedroom, recently renovated stone villa with a private pool, patio, veranda and adobe oven. Situated in the village of Prines, a traditional village near the city of Rethymno, the villa was built at the end of the 18th Century and was restored carefully in order to include many of the original features as well as modern aesthetic and appliances. The villa can accommodate up to 8 people. Spatial Layout The main entrance of the Villa faces north. Upon entering the house one views an open area consisting of a living-room, a fireplace, and a fully equipped kitchen and dining area that is separated by a tall, stone arc. On this ground floor there is also a large bedroom with storage space and a full bath. The rear portion of the ground floor leads to a courtyard which contains a swimming pool, a sitting, relaxation & sunbathing area, an adobe oven and a barbecue space. An office area is located at the mid-floor level. A winding wooden staircase leads to the second floor where there are two bedrooms a full toilet/bath and a large veranda space. The master bedroom is features a Queen sized double bed and plenty of storage space. The second bedroom contains a sofa bed that can sleep 2 and a small staircase which leads to a cleverly constructed and situated bedroom attic space which contains a double bed. Finally, there is a large veranda space overlooking the village of Prines, the mountains, the oak forest and beautiful sunsets in the evening. The property comes with free wi-fi, linen and towel change every 5 days, fully equipped kitchen with all basic cooking essentials and plenty of available parking spaces in the surrounding area. Natural air conditioning is provided by the stone structure and the careful spatial planning, as cool air is channeled through the property to keep inhabitants cool, even during the hottest months of the summer. Optional extras: Cooking service and sail boat trips available at reasonable price (please contact us for further details) Sailing trips around the Rethymno area with sailing boat and trained captain (available mostly during the summer and upon request) Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 00000496968More
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About the Owner
Manolis D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2014
Interaction with guests
Our hosting style really depends on our guests. Either myself (Manolis) or my father (Michalis) will always be available if guests need any type of help. We are happy to interact with you while making any type of reccomendation. We have both grown up in Crete and we try to be as knowledgeable as we can about the area. Please ask us anything that comes to mind! Of course we are aware that not all guests wish to be interactive with hosts. We value our guest's privacy and we respect guests who just want to be left alone.
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

Manolis' villa is superb. A beautiful haven in a lovely village removed from the beaten track. The photos do not do the villa full justice. Beautifully rebuilt using traditional materials but keeping the original charm. We had a warm welcome from Manolis and we enjoyed...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 7 June 2018

we stayed here in may 2018 fantastic place big and clean very frendly area . its off the beaten track a bit but there are buses to rethymno and taxis most espensive we paid was 25 euros from there at 2am so not bad ....More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Riley W
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Set back from any busy commercialised area this gorgeous villa really lived up to the spec. Great for families, own pool and great bbq area. We invited family over and entertained. Local supermarket and a couple of tavernas, but car is needed to explore the...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank babydolltaz1
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic 2 weeks at Villa Sofia, partly due to Wall to Wall sunshine and temperatures consistently around 30-35C, but mainly because of the great facilities at the villa and in Prines. The relationship with the owner was very friendly but not intrusive...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank NeilAB
Reviewed 30 July 2017

f you are searching for authentic Crete, this Villa is perfect in every way. The location is just perfect - a little shop at the bottom of the drive, a great Taverna across the road and an award winning one only ten steps further up....More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank Joe G
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Safe
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
A Winter Sun Getaway
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Good Nightlife
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
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About the neighbourhood
In the middle of a cluster of rustic, traditional structures, close to small shops and a lot of nature, Villa Sofia will situate you in a true Cretan village setting. Located in the village of Prines, Villa Sofia is situated almost at the center of the island, making most sites the island has to offer easy to access.
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