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Villa Faye, Vrysses, Crete

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
5 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Villa Faye - Sleeps 6 Set on a hillside on the edge of a small hamlet 1.5 km from Vrisses this handsome air-conditioned villa provides an exceptionally comfortable base for exploring this green and verdant area in the rural heart of Crete, yet it's still only a 10 to 15 minute drive to the sandy beaches of Georgioupolis. Owned by Manousos and named after their young daughter, this lovely old house has been painstakingly renovated, then fitted out and equipped to a remarkable high standard, with many beautiful pieces of furniture and an eye catching collection of designer lamps and light fittings. Polished wood floors, high beamed ceilings and exposed stonework all add to the period flavour yet contrast perfectly with the two lavishly appointed bathrooms and the equally well equipped, mod...Villa Faye - Sleeps 6 Set on a hillside on the edge of a small hamlet 1.5 km from Vrisses this handsome air-conditioned villa provides an exceptionally comfortable base for exploring this green and verdant area in the rural heart of Crete, yet it's still only a 10 to 15 minute drive to the sandy beaches of Georgioupolis. Owned by Manousos and named after their young daughter, this lovely old house has been painstakingly renovated, then fitted out and equipped to a remarkable high standard, with many beautiful pieces of furniture and an eye catching collection of designer lamps and light fittings. Polished wood floors, high beamed ceilings and exposed stonework all add to the period flavour yet contrast perfectly with the two lavishly appointed bathrooms and the equally well equipped, modern kitchen. The main entrance door of the villa opens into an elegant sitting room with a lovely stone archway that leads through to the stylish kitchen/dining room with large fridge-freezer, dish washer and full cooker with ceramic hob. To one side through a smaller archway is a cosy and hugely romantic seating area set around an open fireplace, great for roasting chestnuts perhaps, or just enjoying a nightcap on a cool evening. All the bedrooms are stylishly furnished with fitted wardrobes, dressing tables with mirrors and comfortable beds with quality mattresses! On the ground floor is a double bedroom, with adjoining bathroom with a turbo massage bath and a washing machine. At first floor level there is a further attractively furnished sitting room with open fireplace and two large sofas, plus one twin and one double bedroom sharing another luxurious bathroom with turbo massage bath. These two bedrooms also share a spacious, partially covered roof terrace, with quality cane patio furniture and stunning views towards the mountains. High walls and electric gates appear to provide more than sufficient privacy from the tiny lane that leads past the villa and the only passers by we spotted were a flock of sheep without a shepherd and a few geese. Once through the gateway, the garden opens up and a fragrant jasmine bush marks the edge of the villa's extensive terrace tiled in local stone. On the far side of the terrace and a few steps from the kitchen, is a purpose built barbecue complete with chimney and oven, with nearby a covered gazebo with dining table and chairs, where you can wine and dine whilst savouring the gorgeous and extensive rural views over the pool and countryside to the distant White Mountains. Five steps below the terrace the large 10m x 5m pool is surrounded by areas of lawn bordered by pretty flowerbeds. All bedrooms and both living rooms have TV's with the TV in ground floor living room also having a satellite receiver. Both double beds have two single mattresses providing more space and comfort. Villa Faye is situated in a rural area and although you are unlikely to ever see any passing traffic, local geese, chickens and sheep will in all likelihood make their presence known. Many of the villages in the surroundings still remain virtually untouched by tourism and we were very taken with the atmospheric village of Vafes where there are some lovely old houses, some dating back to Venetian times. We had lunch outside at the taverna on the square and the food was simple, but very good. NB. If you want to wine and dine without driving, there are some good tavernas in Vrisses, which is no more than a 20 minutes walk. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: EOT MHTE 1042K10003206001More
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Freelance Holidays - Villa Rentals Since 1984 - ABTA MEMBER Y1824 (Property Manager Freelance Holidays )
Languages spoken:German, English, Italian
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2007
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Reviewed 6 November 2015

Remote but good instructions helped us locate the impressive villa without issue. The villa was well equipped with everything you would need and perhaps more. Bath jacuzzis were fab - a nice surprise. Morning views were excellent and the location meant it was a good...More

Date of stay: October 2015
Thank jaymodha
Reviewed 12 August 2015

This is a difficult review, because of our party of four: two Irish two Australians: one loved it, one thought is was poor and two thought it was average: it is really down to your experiences and expectations. We all agreed on the following: the...More

Date of stay: July 2015
Thank Aengusone
Management response:Responded 13 August 2015

Thanks for your review and rating our services as excellent. It does appear that this country Villa did not meet with all your tastes, which is a shame. Villa Faye is a painstakingly renovated authentic country house built to keep the sun out, to which...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2015

We stayed at Villa Faye for a week at the end of June, beginning of July. The Villa is lovely; built in a traditional style, very clean and very well appointed with plenty of room inside. Outside the eating area is great with a lovely...More

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank Kate W
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Reviewed 29 November 2013

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Date of stay: October 2013
Reviewed 9 September 2013

Beautiful villa tastefully decorated with a great swimming pool which was well looked after by the villa owner.Due to high winds at night there were more leaves in the pool but Manousos kept it sparkling and clear much to our daughter's delight.The villa had comfortable...More

Date of stay: May 2013
Thank Joanne C
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
Water Park Nearby
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Secure Parking
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Fireplace
Deck
Additional amenities & feature info
Ground floor Kitchen/dining room four ring hob and oven, fridge freezer, filter coffee pot, tumble dryer & open fireplace Living room 1 double bedroom.1 bath/shower room with hydromassage bath. First Floor1 twin bedroom1 double bedroom1 bath/shower room wih hydromassage bathLiving room with fireplace .Maid Service ,Change of bedlinen and towels on arrival day and midweek.
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About the neighbourhood
Georgioupolis / Vrisses Georgioupolis / Vrisses - Property List In Vrisses, huge Plane trees line the road where you will find mini-markets, a bank and a bakery (do try the cheese pies). Of a morning time this is a bustling little town, but by mid-day the pace slows and the tavernas spread their tables out towards the banks of the river Voutakis, where you can relax in the shade and enjoy a bowl of creamy local yogurt and honey, for which this area is famous.Vrisses is the main stopping point for buses to the south coast harbour town of Chora Sfakion, where ferries ply between Loutro, and far flung Paleohora as well as Agia Roumeli at the foot of the Samaria gorge.>Although Georgioupolis with its lovely sandy beaches is now a thriving seaside resort it still retains a pleasing rural ambien...
How to get there
There are two Airports on Crete, Chania (CHQ) on the west of the island and Heraklion (HER) on the east. It takes approx 60 mins from Chania and an hour and a half to drive from Heraklion.
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